A Method to Calculate the Stress-Strain State of a Cylinder Using Quadratic Radius Functions for Approximation of Stress and Displacement Rates
An analytical test and the stress-strain state calculation for an experimental fuel pin of the BN-600 reactor with mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel show that the accuracy of solving a system of equations based on quadratic approximation with a small number of radial points (< 50) is no worse than that for a system of equations using linear approximation with a much larger number of radial points (> 200).
A method is proposed for solving the problem of the stress-strain state (SSS) of a cylinder in a two-dimensional RZ geometry based on approximating radial stress and displacement variation rates by quadratic functions within the radial layer. The discrete approximation used makes it possible to simplify formal calculations when obtaining the resulting systems of equations, and to reduce the calculation time while maintaining high accuracy of the parameter calculation.
The cylinder SSS calculation model and method proposed can be used in codes designed to calculate the SSS for the fast reactor fuel pins with different types of fuel for increasing accuracy with much less calculation time spent. This is important for many parametric studies, as well as when using engineering codes as part of integral codes.
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Link for citing the article: Ganina S.M., Zabud‘ko L.M., Marinenko E.E., Folomeev V.I. A Method to Calculate the Stress-Strain State of a Cylinder Using Quadratic Radius Functions for Approximation of Stress and Displacement Rates. Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika. 2023, no. 1, pp. 121-131; DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2023.1.10 (in Russian).