$860K Grant to Study the Effects Earthquakes Have on Nuclear Reactor Cores

The GW "shake table" simulates earthquakes with six degrees of motion.
The GW "shake table" simulates earthquakes with six degrees of motion.
June 08, 2012

Faculty will study the effects earthquakes have on nuclear reactor cores by devising a model for simulating the impact of fuel rod vibrations inside a nuclear reactor.  The findings of the research iwll have implications for nuclear reactor construction and analysis well into the future.  MORE