Y-12 site-specific earthquake response analysis and soil liquefaction assessment

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A site-specific earthquake response analysis and soil liquefaction assessment were performed for the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. The main purpose of these studies was to use the results of the analyses for evaluating the safety of the performance category -1, -2, and -3 facilities against the natural phenomena seismic hazards. Earthquake response was determined for seven (7), one dimensional soil columns (Fig. 12) using two horizontal components of the PC-3 design basis 2000-year seismic event. The computer program SHAKE 91 (Ref. 7) was used to calculate the absolute response accelerations on top of ground (soil/weathered shale) and rock outcrop. The ... continued below

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Ahmed, S.B.; Hunt, R.J. & Manrod, W.E. III September 29, 1995.

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A site-specific earthquake response analysis and soil liquefaction assessment were performed for the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. The main purpose of these studies was to use the results of the analyses for evaluating the safety of the performance category -1, -2, and -3 facilities against the natural phenomena seismic hazards. Earthquake response was determined for seven (7), one dimensional soil columns (Fig. 12) using two horizontal components of the PC-3 design basis 2000-year seismic event. The computer program SHAKE 91 (Ref. 7) was used to calculate the absolute response accelerations on top of ground (soil/weathered shale) and rock outcrop. The SHAKE program has been validated for horizontal response calculations at periods less than 2.0 second at several sites and consequently is widely accepted in the geotechnical earthquake engineering area for site response analysis.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003427

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  • Other Information: PBD: 29 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96003427
  • Report No.: Y/EN--5444
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/164919 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 164919
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620566

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Ahmed, S.B.; Hunt, R.J. & Manrod, W.E. III. Y-12 site-specific earthquake response analysis and soil liquefaction assessment, report, September 29, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620566/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.