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

Miguel Ferreira, Edgar Bohner, Fahim Al Neshawy

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Abstract

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
PublisherNorsk Betongforening
Pages71-74
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventXXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017

Conference

ConferenceXXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period21/08/1723/08/17

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Nondestructive examination
Nuclear power plants
Monitoring
Concretes
Concrete construction
Aging of materials
Networks (circuits)
Civil engineering
Reinforced concrete
Education
Inspection
Calibration

Keywords

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

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Ferreira, M., Bohner, E., & Al Neshawy, F. (2017). NPP containment wall mock-up for long term NDE and monitoring. In XXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research (pp. 71-74). Norsk Betongforening.
Ferreira, Miguel ; Bohner, Edgar ; Al Neshawy, Fahim. / NPP containment wall mock-up for long term NDE and monitoring. XXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research . Norsk Betongforening, 2017. pp. 71-74
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Ferreira, M, Bohner, E & Al Neshawy, F 2017, NPP containment wall mock-up for long term NDE and monitoring. in XXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research . Norsk Betongforening, pp. 71-74, XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, Aalborg, Denmark, 21/08/17.

NPP containment wall mock-up for long term NDE and monitoring. / Ferreira, Miguel; Bohner, Edgar; Al Neshawy, Fahim.

XXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research . Norsk Betongforening, 2017. p. 71-74.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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