Finite Element Analysis and simulation of missile impact on Nuclear Reactor Containment Structure


  • Kalesh Khan A Post Graduate
  • Rama M



Nuclear Powerplants are planned and designed to withstand high internal, external pressures and impact loads. International Atomic Energy Agency recommends Design Extension Condition (Impact of Missile or Aircraft) that is a mandatory condition to be fulfilled by Containment structure. In this Finite Element Analytical study, wall joint section of containment structure is modelled and analysed for Missile body impact, and it is observed that, the surface induced pressure in wall section is dynamic in nature, as it varies with respect to time and load. By obtained 3D simulation and contour pattern on PCC panel, it is found that the induced stress is bending pressure.


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How to Cite

Khan A, K. and M, R. (2022) “Finite Element Analysis and simulation of missile impact on Nuclear Reactor Containment Structure”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 22(2), pp. 27–32. doi: 10.56748/ejse.223142.