The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of differences between methods for evaluating the seismic safety of the equipment and piping of a nuclear facility. For the input ground motion, one wave was chosen from among 200 waves of input ground motions of maximum acceleration of 700–1100 cm/s2 created for the Oarai District of the Ibaraki Prefecture. Seismic safety evaluations were performed using the conventional method, which relies on floor response spectrum data, and using the multi-input method. The differences between the two methods were summarized. The target equipment and piping system were cooling systems in a model plant. It was found that the response predicted by the multi-input method was approximately half of the response predicted by the conventional method. The third trial evaluation method using the floor response of a three-dimensional building model as input was also reported.
Influence of Differences Between Seismic Safety Evaluation Methods for Equipment and Piping of a Nuclear Facility
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Nishida, A, Iigaki, K, Sawa, K, & Li, Y. "Influence of Differences Between Seismic Safety Evaluation Methods for Equipment and Piping of a Nuclear Facility." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 8: Seismic Engineering. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. July 19–23, 2015. V008T08A014. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2015-45913
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