Seismic design and analysis considerations for high level nuclear waste repositories

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A high level nuclear waste repository, like the one at Nevada`s Yucca Mountain that is being investigated for site suitability, will have some unique seismic design and analysis considerations. These are discussed, and a design philosophy that can rationally account for the unique performance objectives of such facilities is presented. A case is made for the use of DOE`s performance goal-based seismic design and evaluation methodology that is based on a hybrid ``deterministic`` and ``probabilistic`` concept. How and to what extent this methodology should be modified to adopt it for a potential site like Yucca Mountain is also outlined. Finally, ... continued below

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Hossain, Q.A. September 30, 1993.

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A high level nuclear waste repository, like the one at Nevada`s Yucca Mountain that is being investigated for site suitability, will have some unique seismic design and analysis considerations. These are discussed, and a design philosophy that can rationally account for the unique performance objectives of such facilities is presented. A case is made for the use of DOE`s performance goal-based seismic design and evaluation methodology that is based on a hybrid ``deterministic`` and ``probabilistic`` concept. How and to what extent this methodology should be modified to adopt it for a potential site like Yucca Mountain is also outlined. Finally, the issue of designing for seismic fault rupture is discussed briefly, and the desirability of using the proposed seismic design philosophy in fault rupture evaluation is described.

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  • 4. energy natural phenomena hazards mitigation conference, Atlanta, GA (United States), 19-22 Oct 1993

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  • Other: DE94005817
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--115255
  • Report No.: CONF-9310102--42
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140479
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622985

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Hossain, Q.A. Seismic design and analysis considerations for high level nuclear waste repositories, article, September 30, 1993; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622985/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.