Base Isolation in the Design and Construction of Power Plant Structures

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by Nishikant R. Vaidya, P. C. Rizzo & Associates Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics:

Abstract: This technical paper summarizes the results of some of the recent studies performed to assure technical feasibility in isolating safety-related nuclear power plant structures. The particular application of the base isolation concept discussed here has undergone extensive licensing considerations in France, South Africa, and Iran. It has been deemed sound and a viable means to reduce the earthquake effects on structures and equipment.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Base isolation | Construction management | Structural safety | Foundation design | Developing countries | Feasibility studies | Nuclear safety | France | South Africa | Africa | Europe | Iran | Middle East

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