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.
|Title of host publication||XXIIIth Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research |
|Subtitle of host publication||Part 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium - Aalborg, Denmark|
Duration: 21 Aug 2017 → 23 Aug 2017
|Series||Nordic Concrete Research|
|Conference||XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium|
|Period||21/08/17 → 23/08/17|
- non-destructive examination
- nuclear power plant