NPP containment wall mock-up for long term NDE and monitoring

Miguel Ferreira, Edgar Bohner, Fahim Al Neshawy

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    Non-destructive examination (NDE) plays an important role in the support of ageing management programs, where the renewal of an operating licence requires that nuclear power plant (NPP) demonstrate that their facilities are ageing under controlled conditions. The inspection of NPPs concrete structures present challenges different from those of conventional civil engineering structures. The project WANDA (Non-Destructive Examination of Nuclear Power Plant Primary Circuit Components and Concrete Infrastructure) focuses on the development and understanding of NDE methods in two important NPP environments: primary circuit component materials and concrete infrastructure. This paper addresses the latter. The NDE research on NPP concrete infrastructure focuses on the evaluation and calibration of the available NDE methods and monitoring systems for concrete structures. This is achieved through the design and construction of a real-scale mock-up (reinforced concrete containment wall) for NDE, monitoring, R&D and education purposes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationXXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research
    Subtitle of host publicationPart 1
    PublisherNorsk Betongforening
    ISBN (Electronic)978-82-8208-056-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017

    Publication series

    SeriesNordic Concrete Research


    ConferenceXXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium


    • NDE
    • NDT
    • NPP
    • non-destructive examination
    • concrete
    • nuclear power plant
    • infrastructure
    • performance
    • testing
    • mock-up


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