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Development of Engineered Structural Barriers For Nuclear Waste Packages *

  • R. E. Westerman (a1), S. G. Pitman (a1), R. P. Elmore (a1) and J. L. Nelson (a1)

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The development of structural barriers for nuclear waste packages involves selection of candidate materials, their screening by mechanical and corrosion testing, rigorous accelerated testing, and evaluation and comparison with other package elements. This document presents results from work conducted on titanium and cast steels.

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Operated for DOE by Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

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PNL-SA-9543, work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-ACO6-76RLO 1830.

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1. Westerman, R. E., Investigation of Metallic, Ceramic, and Polymeric Materials for Engineered Barrier Applications in Nuclear Waste Packages, PNL-3484, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington (1980).
2. Covington, L. C. and Palmer, H. R., A New Corrosion Resistant Titanium Alloy Ti-38A for High-Temperature Brine Service, Henderson Technical Laboratories, Timet Co., West Caldwell, North Dakota (1974).
3. Braithwaite, J. W. and Molecke, M. A., “Nuclear Waste Canister Corrosion Studies Pertinent to Geologic Isolation,” Nuclear and Chemical Waste Management, 1,1,3750 (1980).
4. Pitman, S. G., Griggs, B., and Elmore, R. P., “Evaluation of Metallic Materials for Use in Engineered Barrier Systems,” in: Proceedings of 1980 Materials Research Society Meeting (1980).
5. Pitman, S. G., Investigation of Susceptibility of Titanium-Grade 2 and Titanium-Grade 12 to Environmental Cracking in a Simulated Basalt Repository Environment, PNL-3915, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington (1980).
6. Rockwell Hanford Operations, Engineering Order RSD-BWI-DP-007 (July 11, 1980).
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