Validation of the early-age thermo-mechanical behaviour of SCC Supercontainers for the disposal of High Level radioactive Waste

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Authors

  • B. Craeye
  • G. De Schutter
  • Lou Areias
  • W. Wacquier
  • H. Van Humbeeck
  • A. Van Cotthem

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Abstract

Laboratory characterization tests as well as thermal and crack modelling simulations are performed to predict the early-age thermo-mechanical behaviour of the concrete buffer during the different construction stages including casting of the buffer, insertion of the high-level waste and closure of the Supercontainer. Large-scale tests with measurements of temperature, displacement and deformation confirm simulation results, which indicate that no through going cracks are expected during the early construction phase of the Supercontainer buffer.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, Production and Placement of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages851-861
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Event4th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete - RILEM, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 26 Sep 201029 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference4th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period2010-09-262010-09-29

Keywords

  • Early age concrete, thermo-mechanical properties, Supercontainer, self-compacting concrete, cracking

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