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Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. Specific Safety Guide

Abstract

This Safety Guide was prepared under the IAEA programme for safety standards for nuclear installations. It supplements the Safety Requirements publication on Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. The present publication provides guidance and recommends procedures for the evaluation of seismic hazards for nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations. It supersedes Evaluation of Seismic Hazards for Nuclear Power Plants, IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-G-3.3 (2002). In this publication, the following was taken into account: the need for seismic hazard curves and ground motion spectra for the probabilistic safety assessment of external events for new and existing nuclear installations; feedback of information from IAEA reviews of seismic safety studies for nuclear installations performed over the previous decade; collective knowledge gained from recent significant earthquakes; and new approaches in methods of analysis, particularly in the areas of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and strong motion simulation. In the evaluation of a site for a nuclear installation, engineering solutions will generally be available to mitigate, by means of certain design features, the potential vibratory effects of earthquakes. However, such solutions cannot always be demonstrated to be adequate for mitigating the effects of phenomena of significant permanent ground displacement such as surface faulting, subsidence,  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2010
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
STI/PUB-1448
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 9 refs, 2 figs; Related Information: Series: IAEA safety standards series; no. SSG-9
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; DESIGN; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; EARTHQUAKES; GROUND MOTION; GROUND SUBSIDENCE; HAZARDS; IAEA; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY STANDARDS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION
OSTI ID:
22037287
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-102910-2; ISSN 1020-525X; TRN: XA12K2674127023
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1448_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
80 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Feb 02, 2013

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Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. Specific Safety Guide. IAEA: N. p., 2010. Web.
Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. Specific Safety Guide. IAEA.
2010. "Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. Specific Safety Guide." IAEA.
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title = {Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. Specific Safety Guide}
abstractNote = {This Safety Guide was prepared under the IAEA programme for safety standards for nuclear installations. It supplements the Safety Requirements publication on Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. The present publication provides guidance and recommends procedures for the evaluation of seismic hazards for nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations. It supersedes Evaluation of Seismic Hazards for Nuclear Power Plants, IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-G-3.3 (2002). In this publication, the following was taken into account: the need for seismic hazard curves and ground motion spectra for the probabilistic safety assessment of external events for new and existing nuclear installations; feedback of information from IAEA reviews of seismic safety studies for nuclear installations performed over the previous decade; collective knowledge gained from recent significant earthquakes; and new approaches in methods of analysis, particularly in the areas of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and strong motion simulation. In the evaluation of a site for a nuclear installation, engineering solutions will generally be available to mitigate, by means of certain design features, the potential vibratory effects of earthquakes. However, such solutions cannot always be demonstrated to be adequate for mitigating the effects of phenomena of significant permanent ground displacement such as surface faulting, subsidence, ground collapse or fault creep. The objective of this Safety Guide is to provide recommendations and guidance on evaluating seismic hazards at a nuclear installation site and, in particular, on how to determine: (a) the vibratory ground motion hazards, in order to establish the design basis ground motions and other relevant parameters for both new and existing nuclear installations; and (b) the potential for fault displacement and the rate of fault displacement that could affect the feasibility of the site or the safe operation of the installation at that site. This Safety Guide is intended for use by regulatory bodies responsible for establishing regulatory requirements, and for operating organizations directly responsible for the assessment of seismic hazards at a nuclear installation site.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2010}
month = {Aug}
}