Pressure Suppression Containment Design—Current State of the Art

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D. R. Miller

General Electric Co., Atomic Power Equipment Department, San Jose, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 91(1), 13-20 (Jan 01, 1969) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3574667 History: Received August 06, 1968; Online August 25, 2011


A summary of the thermodynamic design limits for pressure suppression containments for nuclear reactors is presented. Those parameters which must adhere to tested values are tabulated and discussed. An analytical model is described and is shown to accurately predict the existing test data. A graphical technique for predicting the transient peak containment pressure, based on the model, is presented for use in containment design.

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