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Title: Seismic response analyses for reactor facilities at Savannah River

Abstract

The reactor facilities at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) were designed during the 1950's. The original seismic criteria defining the input ground motion was 0.1 G with UBC (uniform building code) provisions used to evaluate structural seismic loads. Later ground motion criteria have defined the free field seismic motion with a 0.2 G ZPA (free field acceleration) and various spectral shapes. The spectral shapes have included the Housner spectra, a site specific spectra, and the US NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Reg. Guide 1.60 shape. The development of these free field seismic criteria are discussed in the paper. The more recent seismic analyses have been of the following type: fixed base response spectra, frequency independent lumped parameter soil/structure interaction (SSI), frequency dependent lumped parameter SSI, and current state of the art analyses using computer codes such as SASSI. The results from these computations consist of structural loads and floor response spectra (used for piping and equipment qualification). These results are compared in the paper and the methods used to validate the results are discussed. 14 refs., 11 figs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5789246
Report Number(s):
BNL-46004; CONF-910602-27
ON: DE91010896
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pressure vessels and piping conference, San Diego, CA (USA), 23-27 Jun 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; SPECIAL PRODUCTION REACTORS; REACTOR SAFETY; SEISMIC EFFECTS; AGING; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GROUND MOTION; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; REGULATIONS; RESPONSE FUNCTIONS; S CODES; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SECONDARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS; US NRC; VALIDATION; COOLING SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; FUNCTIONS; MOTION; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PRODUCTION REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; REACTORS; SAFETY; SHUTDOWNS; SIMULATION; TESTING; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 220700 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Plutonium & Isotope Production Reactors

Citation Formats

Miller, C.A. Costantino, C.J., and Xu, J. Seismic response analyses for reactor facilities at Savannah River. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Miller, C.A. Costantino, C.J., & Xu, J. Seismic response analyses for reactor facilities at Savannah River. United States.
Miller, C.A. Costantino, C.J., and Xu, J. Tue . "Seismic response analyses for reactor facilities at Savannah River". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5789246.
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author = {Miller, C.A. Costantino, C.J. and Xu, J},
abstractNote = {The reactor facilities at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) were designed during the 1950's. The original seismic criteria defining the input ground motion was 0.1 G with UBC (uniform building code) provisions used to evaluate structural seismic loads. Later ground motion criteria have defined the free field seismic motion with a 0.2 G ZPA (free field acceleration) and various spectral shapes. The spectral shapes have included the Housner spectra, a site specific spectra, and the US NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Reg. Guide 1.60 shape. The development of these free field seismic criteria are discussed in the paper. The more recent seismic analyses have been of the following type: fixed base response spectra, frequency independent lumped parameter soil/structure interaction (SSI), frequency dependent lumped parameter SSI, and current state of the art analyses using computer codes such as SASSI. The results from these computations consist of structural loads and floor response spectra (used for piping and equipment qualification). These results are compared in the paper and the methods used to validate the results are discussed. 14 refs., 11 figs.},
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