Structural Analysis and Design of Nuclear Plant Facilities

Committee on Nuclear Structures and Materials, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-238-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-238-X (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. xvii, 553
24 cm

Manual of Practice No.: 58

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


A broad engineering design philosophy and summary is presented as a guide for the safe design of nuclear structures. The manual does not aim to provide specific criteria which are detailed in nature and subject to frequent revision. General considerations, NRC licensing and existing codes, standards and regulations are reviewed. Eight chapters explore the following: (1) probability of failure assessment and rational determination of design requirements, (2) load and behavior criteria, (3) structural design and analysis, (4) seismic analysis and design, (5) design against impluse and impact loads, (6) foundations and buried structures, (7) quality assurance and quality control requirements, and (8) influence of siting concepts in structural design criteria. The procedures described are applicable to large commercial or central station nuclear power plants, and the manual is intended for engineers who are knowledgeable on normal (principally static) loads. Mechanical and electrical aspects of design are treated briefly. The manual was prepared by the editing board and task groups of the committee on nuclear structures and materials of the ASCE Structural Division and it is No. 58 in the ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering practice series.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Foundation design | Load and resistance factor design | Structural behavior | Structural safety | Failure analysis | Seismic loads | Earthquake resistant structures


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