Analytical Prediction of the Seismic Response of a Reinforced Concrete Containment Vessel

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Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Japan, the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (NUPEC) is investigating the seismic behavior of a Reinforced Concrete Containment Vessel (RCCV) through scale-model testing using the high-performance shaking table at the Tadotsu Engineering Laboratory. A series of tests representing design-level seismic ground motions was initially conducted to gather valuable experimental measurements for use in design verification. Additional tests will be conducted with increasing amplifications of the seismic input until a structural failure of the test model occurs. In a cooperative program with NUPEC, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), ... continued below

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James, R.J.; Rashid, Y.R.; Cherry, J.L.; Chokshi, N. & Tsurumaki, S. March 19, 1999.

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Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Japan, the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (NUPEC) is investigating the seismic behavior of a Reinforced Concrete Containment Vessel (RCCV) through scale-model testing using the high-performance shaking table at the Tadotsu Engineering Laboratory. A series of tests representing design-level seismic ground motions was initially conducted to gather valuable experimental measurements for use in design verification. Additional tests will be conducted with increasing amplifications of the seismic input until a structural failure of the test model occurs. In a cooperative program with NUPEC, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), through Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), is conducting analytical research on the seismic behavior of RCCV structures. As part of this program, pretest analytical predictions of the model tests are being performed. The dynamic time-history analysis utilizes a highly detailed concrete constitutive model applied to a three-dimensional finite element representation of the test structure. This paper describes the details of the analysis model and provides analysis results.

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OSTI as DE00005037

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  • Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, Seoul (KR), 08/15/1999--08/20/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-0664C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5037
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690567

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James, R.J.; Rashid, Y.R.; Cherry, J.L.; Chokshi, N. & Tsurumaki, S. Analytical Prediction of the Seismic Response of a Reinforced Concrete Containment Vessel, article, March 19, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690567/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.