| Winter 2016 Board Meeting
February 17, 2016
Topic: R&D on High Burnup Spent Nuclear Fuel Performance During Storage and Transportation
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, to review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development activities related to extended dry-storage and transportation of high burnup spent nuclear fuel. The agenda will cover the following topics:
- DOE research to determine the performance of high burnup spent nuclear fuel during transportation, including vibration testing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and both instrumented road testing and shaker-table testing being performed by Sandia National Laboratories. How these three studies complement each other to support understanding and modeling the behavior of the high burnup spent nuclear fuel during transportation will be discussed.
- Behavior of high burnup spent nuclear fuel under transportation accident conditions, including an evaluation of the outcome of the ASTM workshop held in August 2014 on hydride reorientation, and an update on the results of research by Argonne National Laboratory to determine the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature of cladding on high burnup spent nuclear fuel.
- Status of the Cask Demonstration Program to investigate the degradation of high burnup spent nuclear fuel and dry cask storage systems during extended dry storage. The data to be obtained from examination of the sister rods removed from the high burnup fuel loaded into the demonstration cask and the effectiveness of the drying procedure will be presented.
POC: Robert Einziger
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Group Name: Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
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