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Title: Review of seismicity and ground motion studies related to development of seismic design at SRS

Abstract

The NRC response spectra developed in Reg. Guide 1.60 is being used in the studies related to restarting of the existing Savannah River Site (SRS) reactors. Because it envelopes all the other site specific spectra which have been developed for SRS, it provides significant conservatism in the design and analysis of the reactor systems for ground motions of this value or with these probability levels. This spectral shape is also the shape used for the design of the recently licensed Vogtle Nuclear Station, located south of the Savannah River from the SRS. This report provides a summary of the data base used to develop the design basis earthquake. This includes the seismicity, rates of occurrence, magnitudes, and attenuation relationships. A summary is provided for the studies performed and methodologies used to establish the design basis earthquake for SRS. The ground motion response spectra developed from the various studies are also summarized. The seismic hazard and PGA`s developed for other critical facilities in the region are discussed, and the SRS seismic instrumentation is presented. The programs for resolving outstanding issues are discussed and conclusions are presented.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
  2. Westinghouse Environmental and Geotechnical Services, Inc., Columbia, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10155141
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-90-0284
ON: DE92015863; TRN: 92:023006
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 58 GEOSCIENCES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SEISMICITY; PRODUCTION REACTORS; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; GROUND MOTION; DESIGN; SEISMIC ISOLATION; EARTHQUAKES; BUILDINGS; DYNAMIC LOADS; STANDARDS; COMPILED DATA; ATTENUATION; ACCELERATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; 220900; 220600; 580000; REACTOR SAFETY; RESEARCH, TEST, TRAINING, PRODUCTION, IRRADIATION, MATERIALS TESTING REACTORS; GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Stephenson, D E, and Acree, J R. Review of seismicity and ground motion studies related to development of seismic design at SRS. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/10155141.
Stephenson, D E, & Acree, J R. Review of seismicity and ground motion studies related to development of seismic design at SRS. United States. doi:10.2172/10155141.
Stephenson, D E, and Acree, J R. Sat . "Review of seismicity and ground motion studies related to development of seismic design at SRS". United States. doi:10.2172/10155141. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10155141.
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title = {Review of seismicity and ground motion studies related to development of seismic design at SRS},
author = {Stephenson, D E and Acree, J R},
abstractNote = {The NRC response spectra developed in Reg. Guide 1.60 is being used in the studies related to restarting of the existing Savannah River Site (SRS) reactors. Because it envelopes all the other site specific spectra which have been developed for SRS, it provides significant conservatism in the design and analysis of the reactor systems for ground motions of this value or with these probability levels. This spectral shape is also the shape used for the design of the recently licensed Vogtle Nuclear Station, located south of the Savannah River from the SRS. This report provides a summary of the data base used to develop the design basis earthquake. This includes the seismicity, rates of occurrence, magnitudes, and attenuation relationships. A summary is provided for the studies performed and methodologies used to establish the design basis earthquake for SRS. The ground motion response spectra developed from the various studies are also summarized. The seismic hazard and PGA`s developed for other critical facilities in the region are discussed, and the SRS seismic instrumentation is presented. The programs for resolving outstanding issues are discussed and conclusions are presented.},
doi = {10.2172/10155141},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {8}
}