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Journal Articles

Machine learning potentials for tobermorite minerals

Kobayashi, Keita; Nakamura, Hiroki; Yamaguchi, Akiko; Itakura, Mitsuhiro; Machida, Masahiko; Okumura, Masahiko

Computational Materials Science, 188, p.110173_1 - 110173_14, 2021/02

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:100(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Evaluation of deformation and fracture behavior of reinforced concrete using neutron beam technique

Ueno, Kazuki*; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Takamura, Masato*; Nishio, Yuhei*; Kanematsu, Manabu*

Konkurito Kozobutsu No Hoshu, Hokyo, Appuguredo Rombun Hokokushu (CD-ROM), 20, p.273 - 278, 2020/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

A Coupled modeling simulator for near-field processes in cement engineered barrier systems for radioactive waste disposal

Benbow, S. J.*; Kawama, Daisuke*; Takase, Hiroyasu*; Shimizu, Hiroyuki*; Oda, Chie; Hirano, Fumio; Takayama, Yusuke; Mihara, Morihiro; Honda, Akira

Crystals (Internet), 10(9), p.767_1 - 767_33, 2020/09

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:42.94(Crystallography)

Details are presented of the development of a coupled modeling simulator for assessing the evolution in the near-field of a geological repository for radioactive waste disposal where concrete is used as a backfill. The simulator uses OpenMI, a standard for exchanging data between simulation software programs at run-time, to form a coupled chemical-mechanical-hydrogeological model of the system. The approach combines a tunnel scale stress analysis finite element model, a discrete element model for accurately modeling the patterns of emerging cracks in the concrete, and a finite element and finite volume model of the chemical processes and alteration in the porous matrix and cracks in the concrete, to produce a fully coupled model of the system. Combining existing detailed simulation software in this way with OpenMI has the benefit of not relying on simplifications that might be necessary to combine all of the modeled processes in a single piece of software.

Journal Articles

A Study on sodium-concrete reaction in presence of internal heating

Kawaguchi, Munemichi; Miyahara, Shinya*; Uno, Masayoshi*

Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 6(2), p.021305_1 - 021305_9, 2020/04

Sodium-concrete reaction (SCR) is one of the important phenomena during severe accidents in sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFRs) owing to the generation of large sources of hydrogen and aerosols in the containment vessel. In this study, SCR experiments with an internal heater were performed to investigate the chemical reaction beneath the internal heater (800$$^{circ}$$C), which was used to simulate the obstacle and heating effect on SCR. Furthermore, the effects of the internal heater on the self-termination mechanism were discussed. The internal heater on the concrete hindered the transport of Na into the concrete. Therefore, Na could start to react with the concrete at the periphery of the internal heater, and the concrete ablation depth at the periphery was larger than under the internal heater. The high Na pool temperature of 800$$^{circ}$$C increased largely the Na aerosol release rate, which was explained by Na evaporation and hydrogen bubbling, and formed the porous reaction product layer, whose porosity was 0.54-0.59 from the mass balance of Si and image analyzing EPMA mapping. They had good agreement with each other. The porous reaction products decreased the amount of Na transport into the reaction front. The Na concentration around the reaction front became about 30wt.% despite the position of the internal heater. It was found that the Na concentration condition was one of the dominant parameters for the self-termination of SCR, even in the presence of the internal heater.

Journal Articles

The Effect of rehydration on bond strength of reinforced concrete subjected to high temperature

Miyabe, Azusa*; Koyama, Taku*; Nishio, Yuhei*; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kanematsu, Manabu*

Konkurito Kozobutsu No Hoshu, Hokyo, Appuguredo Rombun Hokokushu (CD-ROM), 19, p.59 - 64, 2019/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

A Measurement method of long-term mechanical stability of support and rock mass after the excavation of galleries; Case study in Horonobe Underground Research Center

Aoyagi, Kazuhei; Sakurai, Akitaka; Miyara, Nobukatsu; Sugita, Yutaka; Tanai, Kenji

Shigen, Sozai Koenshu (Internet), 6(2), 7 Pages, 2019/09

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Melting behavior and thermal conductivity of solid sodium-concrete reaction product

Kawaguchi, Munemichi; Miyahara, Shinya; Uno, Masayoshi*

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 56(6), p.513 - 520, 2019/06

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:68.44(Nuclear Science & Technology)

This study revealed melting points and thermal conductivities of four samples generated by sodium-concrete reaction (SCR). We prepared the samples using two methods such as firing mixtures of sodium and grinded concrete powder, and sampling depositions after the SCR experiments. In the former, the mixing ratios were determined from the past experiment. The latter simulated the more realistic conditions such as the temperature history and the distribution of Na and concrete. The thermogravimetry-differential thermal analyzer (TG-DTA) measurement showed the melting points were 865-942$$^{circ}$$C, but those of the samples containing metallic Na couldn't be clarified. In the two more realistic samples, the compression moldings in a furnace were observed. The observation revealed the softening temperature was 800-840$$^{circ}$$C and the melting point was 840-850$$^{circ}$$C, which was 10-20$$^{circ}$$C lower than the TG-DTA results. The thermodynamics calculation of FactSage 7.2 revealed the temperature of the onset of melting was caused by melting of the some components such as Na$$_{2}$$SiO$$_{3}$$ and/or Na$$_{4}$$SiO$$_{4}$$. Moreover, the thermal conductivity was $$lambda$$=1-3W/m-K, which was comparable to xNa$$_{2}$$O-1-xSiO$$_{2}$$ (x=0.5, 0.33, 0.25), and those at 700$$^{circ}$$C were explained by the equation of $$NBO/T$$.

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Enhancement of hydrogen generation, radionuclides release at time of resumption of water injection after cooling interruption for several hours during Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident

Hidaka, Akihide; Himi, Masashi*; Addad, Y.*

Proceedings of International Topical Workshop on Fukushima Decommissioning Research (FDR 2019) (Internet), 4 Pages, 2019/05

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Evaluation of deformation and fracture behavior of reinforced concrete using neutron beam technique

Ueno, Kazuki*; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Koyama, Taku*; Nishio, Yuhei*; Kanematsu, Manabu*

Konkurito Kozobutsu No Hoshu, Hokyo, Appuguredo Rombun Hokokushu (CD-ROM), 18, p.647 - 650, 2018/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Novel bond stress evaluation technique using neutron diffraction

Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kusunoki, Koichi*; Kanematsu, Manabu*; Mukai, Tomohisa*

Konkurito Kozobutsu No Hihakai Kensa Shimpojiumu Hobunshu, 6, p.343 - 348, 2018/08

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Verification on recovery performance of repaired reinforced concrete using neutron beam technology

Sekine, Mariko*; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kanematsu, Manabu*

Konkurito Kogaku Nenji Rombunshu (DVD-ROM), 40(1), p.1545 - 1550, 2018/07

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Decontamination of radioactive concrete waste and reuse of aggregate using pulsed power technology

Sakamoto, Hiroyuki*; Akagi, Yosuke*; Yamada, Kazuo*; Tachi, Yukio; Fukuda, Daisuke*; Ishimatsu, Koichi*; Matsuda, Mikiya*; Saito, Nozomi*; Uemura, Jitsuya*; Namihira, Takao*; et al.

Nippon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 17(2), p.57 - 66, 2018/05

Concrete debris contaminated with radioactive cesium and other nuclides have been generated from the accident in the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and there will be generated due to the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the future. Although conventional decontamination techniques are effective for flat concrete surfaces such as floors and walls, it is not clear what techniques to apply for decontaminating radioactive concrete debris. In this study, focusing on a pulsed power discharge technique, fundamental experimental works were carried out. Decontamination of concrete by applying the aggregate recycling technique using the pulsed power discharge technique was evaluated by measuring radioactivity of aggregate and sludge separated from the contaminated concrete. The results suggest that the separation into aggregate and sludge of the contaminated concrete debris could achieve decontamination and volume reduction of the radioactive concrete debris.

Journal Articles

Non-destructive bond stress evaluation of bending and shear deformed reinforced concrete structure using neutron diffraction

Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kusunoki, Koichi*; Satake, Kosuke*; Kanematsu, Manabu*; Koyama, Taku*; Niwa, Akinobu*; Kabayama, Kenji*; Mukai, Tomohisa*; Kawasaki, Takuro; Harjo, S.

Hihakai Kensa, 67(4), p.180 - 186, 2018/04

The bond behavior between rebar and concrete under bending moment was investigated by measuring the stress distribution in the two-dimensionally distributed rebars embedded in the reinforced concrete (RC) beam using neutron diffraction. The stress distributions in both of the main rebar and the transverse stirrups embedded in concrete were successfully measured at the fixed measurement configuration without any sample rotations, by suggesting a simple measurement technique on the premise that the transverse restriction from the surrounding concrete to the main rebar is negligible. The bending and shear fracture behavior of the RC beam specimen was predicted by comparing changes in the stress distribution in the rebars measured by neutron diffraction with respect to the applied stress, with the macroscopic deformation measured by strain gauges fixed on the concrete surface. In this study, it was found that the neutron diffraction technique can be a useful technique to evaluate not only the anchorage performance but also the bending behavior of the RC beam.

Journal Articles

Nondestructive measurement of bond stress distribution of reinforced concrete using neutron diffraction

Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kusunoki, Koichi*; Kanematsu, Manabu*; Mukai, Tomohisa*

Konkurito Kozobutsu No Hoshu, Hokyo, Appuguredo Rombun Hokokushu, 17, p.179 - 184, 2017/10

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Rapid measurement of the chloride diffusion coefficient in concrete from combination of non-steady-state migration experiment and EPMA

Ogino, Masataka*; Owaki, Eiji*; Shirase, Mitsuyasu*; Nakayama, Masashi

Konkurito Kogaku Nenji Rombunshu (DVD-ROM), 39(1), p.703 - 708, 2017/07

no abstracts in English

JAEA Reports

Rearrangement works of unbalanced waste packages by influence of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Ishihara, Keisuke; Kanazawa, Shingo; Kozawa, Masachiyo; Mori, Masakazu; Kawahara, Takahiro

JAEA-Technology 2017-002, 27 Pages, 2017/03

JAEA-Technology-2017-002.pdf:21.88MB

At radioactive waste management facilities in the Nuclear Science Research Institute, solid radioactive wastes are stored by using containers such as 200L drums and pallets to tier containers in 2 to 4 stacks in the height direction in waste storage facilities (Waste Storage Facility No.1, Waste Storage Facility No.2 and Waste Size Reduction and Storage Facility). On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake was happened, and some waste packages dropped from their pallets and large number of waste packages moved from their original position and inclined due to the influence of the earthquake in the waste storage facilities. There was no experience of rearrangement works to set those dropped and unbalanced waste packages in their original position and it was necessary to prepare detailed work procedures and progress for this task to prevent the occurrence of industrial accidents. Therefore, we prepared detailed work manual and repeatedly carried out mock-up test. And then, we started rearrangement work from April 2011 after confirmation of workers skill and adequacy of the work manual. Finally, all rearrangement works for stored waste packages took about four and half years and were completed in September 2015 without any accident and shutdown of storage function. This report summarizes the countermeasures to reduce exposure doses of workers and to prevent the occurrence of industrial accidents during the rearrangement works.

Journal Articles

Structural engineering studies on reinforced concrete structure using neutron diffraction

Suzuki, Hiroshi; Kusunoki, Koichi*; Kanematsu, Manabu*; Mukai, Tomohisa*; Harjo, S.

Materials Research Proceedings, Vol.2, p.25 - 30, 2017/00

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:49.14

It has been demonstrated in our past studies that neutron diffraction can be an alternative method to conventional strain gauge for measuring the stress distribution along rebar embedded in concrete. The current study investigated the possibility of the bond stress evaluation using neutron diffraction in order to find further capability of neutron diffraction for the structural engineering study on the reinforced concrete structure. Several peaks appeared in the bond stress distribution measured by neutron diffraction, showing the inhomogeneous bond variation along the embedded rebar. This result suggests that the neutron diffraction technique with high spacial resolution makes it possible to catch local bond resistance caused by the transverse ribs. The bond stress distribution measured by the neutron diffraction technique is expected to bring detailed understanding of the bond mechanism between rebar and concrete for the reinforced concrete structure.

JAEA Reports

Basic properties of the concrete using the low alkaline cement (HFSC) developed by JAEA

Seno, Yasuhiro*; Nakayama, Masashi; Sugita, Yutaka; Tanai, Kenji; Fujita, Tomo

JAEA-Data/Code 2016-011, 164 Pages, 2016/11

JAEA-Data-Code-2016-011.pdf:8.45MB
JAEA-Data-Code-2016-011-appendix(CD-ROM).zip:0.1MB

The cementitious materials are used as candidate materials for the tunnel support of the deep geological repository of high-level radioactive wastes (HLW).Generally the pH of leachate from concrete mixed Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) shows a range of 12 to 13. The barrier function of bentonite used as a buffer material and that of host rock might be damaged by the high alkaline leachate from cementitious materials. Therefore, low alkalinity that does not damage each barrier function is necessary for cementitious materials used for the tunnel support system of the HLW geological repository. JAEA has developed a low alkaline cement named as HFSC (Highly Fly-ash contained Silicafume Cement) which the pH of the cement leachate could lower approximately 11. We have confirmed the applicability of HFSC for the tunnel support materials, by using experimentally as the shotcreting materials to the part of gallery wall at 140m, 250m and 350m depth in Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory. And moreover, HFSC has been used as the cast-in-place concrete for the shaft lining concrete at the depth of 374m-380m. This Data/Code summarized the past HFSC mix proportion test results about the fresh concrete properties and hardened concrete properties, in order to offer the information as a reference for selecting the mix proportion of HFSC concrete adopted to the disposal galleries et al. in the future.

Journal Articles

High speed inspection of the defect inside concrete by using laser technologies

Hasegawa, Noboru

Kagaku, 71(3), p.72 - 73, 2016/02

In Japan, the deterioration of the infrastructure built in the high economic growth period (1954-1979) becomes big social problem. We have developed the inspection method of the defect in the concrete by using the laser technologies. We have succeeded to demonstrate the high-speed inspection of a mock-defect in concrete by using the high repetition rate impact laser and laser vibrograph. The repetition rate of inspection was improved to be 25 Hz. We commented about this measurement technique.

Journal Articles

Estimation of radioactive substance penetration in basement concrete

Tezuka, Masashi; Koda, Yuya; Fujita, Yoshihiko*; Kume, Kyo*

Heisei-26-Nendo Koeki Zaidan Hojin Wakasawan Enerugi Kenkyu Senta kenkyu Nempo, 17, P. 78, 2015/10

In order to contribute to the segregated management in accordance with the level of contamination such as dismantling products, as a basis frame concrete specimens of the condenser, which has been laid in the turbine building of the "Fugen", pre-observation of such cracks status of surface on which was carried out to investigate the pollution status of internal specimen.

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