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Title: Design and evaluation guidelines for Department of Energy facilities subjected to natural phenomena hazards

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Panel have developed uniform design and evaluation guidelines for protection against natural phenomena hazards at DOE sites throughout the United States. The goal of the guidelines is to assure that DOE facilities can withstand the effects of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, extreme winds, tornadoes, and flooding. The guidelines apply to both new facilities (design) and existing facilities (evaluation, modification, and upgrading). The intended audience is primarily the civil/structural or mechanical engineers conducting the design or evaluation of DOE facilities. The likelihood of occurrence of natural phenomena hazards at each DOE site has been evaluated by the DOE Natural Phenomena Hazard Program. Probabilistic hazard models are available for earthquake, extreme wind/tornado, and flood. Alternatively, site organizations are encouraged to develop site-specific hazard models utilizing the most recent information and techniques available. In this document, performance goals and natural hazard levels are expressed in probabilistic terms, and design and evaluation procedures are presented in deterministic terms. Design/evaluation procedures conform closely to common standard practices so that the procedures will be easily understood by most engineers. Performance goals are expressed in terms of structure or equipment damage to the extent that:more » (1) the facility cannot function; (2) the facility would need to be replaced; or (3) personnel are endangered. 82 refs., 12 figs., 18 tabs.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6]
  1. (Structural Mechanics Consulting, Inc., Yorba Linda, CA (USA))
  2. (ABB Impell Corp., Mission Viejo, CA (USA))
  3. (Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (USA))
  4. (Benjamin (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Mountain View, CA (USA))
  5. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))
  6. (USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and He
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6461594
Report Number(s):
UCRL-15910
ON: DE91005427; TRN: 91-001704
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/EH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING; EARTHQUAKES; RISK ASSESSMENT; ENERGY FACILITIES; DESIGN; FLOODS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; WIND; BUILDINGS; DAMAGE; HAZARDS; PERFORMANCE; RECOMMENDATIONS; US DOE; DISASTERS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; SEISMIC EVENTS; US ORGANIZATIONS 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety; 050700 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Fuels Production & Properties; 050800 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Spent Fuels Reprocessing; 052000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management; 420200 -- Engineering-- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques