Fluid/Structure Interaction During Seismic Excitation

Committee on Seismic Analysis of the Committee on Nuclear Structures and Materials of the Structural Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-392-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-392-0 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 76

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Document Type: Book


Hydrodynamic loading and other fluid/structure interaction effects need to be considered in the design of structures which contain, surround, or are submerged in fluids when subject to seismic excitation. Nuclear reactor facilities typically include numerous fluid containers of a variety of geometries and sizes, and in many cases substructures are submerged within the contained fluids. Therefore, a workable approach must be used in the design of these facilities. The objective of this document is to provide a guide for the design of liquid containers, submerged structures, and floating structures. In each case, only a general approach to each area is presented with appropriate references that can be consulted for more details. In many cases, detailed theoretical analyses of the problem are available, and literature sources for that information are cited. For some aspects of the problem, complete solutions are not yet included within the state-of-the-art. These areas will also be identified. Although complex solutions are available for some applications, the emphasis herein is on simpler design methods. A brief overview of the analytical background is presented in order to indicate the framework on which the design methods are based.

Subject Headings: Fluid-structure interaction | Underwater structures | Submerging | Seismic design | Seismic effects | Excitation (physics) | Seismic loads | Hydrodynamics


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