Nuclear Matinee: Test Missile vs. Spent Fuel Cask

September 27, 2013, 4:30PMANS Nuclear Cafe

Yes, of course... in super slo-mo.  Today's Nuclear Matinee features videos of a recent test conducted to simulate an aircraft crash on a HI-STAR 180 spent nuclear fuel transport cask, a product of Holtec International that is completing rigorous certification for the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate.

This will be one tough, and well-sealed, cask.  The missile strike from the US Army's Aberdeen Proving Grounds launcher was at over 600 miles per hour - and resulted in no breach of containment integrity on the test scaled model:

The results in super slow-motion:

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"The post-impact inspection of the cask showed that it weathered the impact with large performance margins confirming our dynamicists' predictions..." see this Holtec Highlights release for all the details.

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 Thanks to NEI Network on YouTube and Holtec International 


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