Seismic Response of Buried Pipes and Structural Components

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

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-368-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-368-8 (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. 56

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


At nuclear power plants there are numerous underground safety-related pipes and structural components which are utilized in the operation of the plant. These underground components provide water supply, electrical power, routing of pipes, and movement of personnel to ensure safe operation and safe shutdown of the plant. Examples of these are essential raw cooling water pipes, electrical conduit banks, pipe tunnels and trenches, and personnel tunnels. The underground safety-related pipes and structural components require seismic analyses and design to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plants. Briefly this involves layout and qualification of the route, consideration of nonseismic loads which influence layout, determination of seismic loads to be considered, seismic analyses, and seismic design. Each of these factors is considered in detail.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Seismic design | Buried pipes | Underground structures | Structural safety | Seismic loads | Pipes | Hydro power


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