American Society of Civil Engineers

N-725 Guideline for Design and Analysis of Nuclear Safety Related Earth Structures

(Standard No. 001-82)

by American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Division
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-375-0 / 0-87262-375-0 (print), 978-0-7844-7356-6 (PDF), 1983, 23 pp., (doi:     (Barcode: RMI MK31514, 796865719)

ASCE sponsor: Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

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Note: Originally formulated in 1982, this Standard was approved by ANSI on November 5, 1986.

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Abstract: N-725 Guideline for Design and Analysis of Nuclear Safety Related Earth Structures covers the design and analysis of earth structures incorporated into nuclear facilities. For such structures, the use of nominal material parameters and design assumption alone is often inadequate. Site verification of design assumptions and materials parameters, evaluation of the interrelationship between construction methods and analytical treatment, and verification testing are also important. Because of the need for continuity from design and analysis through actual construction, a section on inspection, instrumentation, and monitoring is included, even though the standard is primarily concerned with design and analysis. This standard covers: earth structures used to form the ultimate heat sink (reservoirs) including dams, dikes, and baffles; earth structures normally used to protect the nuclear plant site from extreme hydrodynamic loads including dams, dikes, breakwaters, seawalls, and revetments; and earth structures used to maintain site contours, the stability of natural and cut slopes, fills and retaining walls.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction methods
Nuclear safety
Site investigation
Soil structures
Standards and codes

Library of Congress Call Number:  TH4581.A427 1983
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nuclear power plants--Design and construction.
Civil engineering.