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  • Author: Lindner, E.N.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: United States. Department of Energy. Yucca Mountain Project Office.
    Place of Publication: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Additional Info: Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (United States)


  • Creation: 2004-12-03


  • English


  • Content Description: The purpose of this seismic preclosure safety analysis is to identify the potential seismically-initiated event sequences associated with preclosure operations of the repository at Yucca Mountain and assign appropriate design bases to provide assurance of achieving the performance objectives specified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10 CFR Part 63 for radiological consequences. This seismic preclosure safety analysis is performed in support of the License Application for the Yucca Mountain Project. In more detail, this analysis identifies the systems, structures, and components (SSCs) that are subject to seismic design bases. This analysis assigns one of two design basis ground motion (DBGM) levels, DBGM-1 or DBGM-2, to SSCs important to safety (ITS) that are credited in the prevention or mitigation of seismically-initiated event sequences. An application of seismic margins approach is also demonstrated for SSCs assigned to DBGM-2 by showing a high confidence of a low probability of failure at a higher ground acceleration value, termed a beyond-design basis ground motion (BDBGM) level. The objective of this analysis is to meet the performance requirements of 10 CFR 63.111(a) and 10 CFR 63.111(b) for offsite and worker doses. The results of this calculation are used as inputs to the following: (1) A classification analysis of SSCs ITS by identifying potential seismically-initiated failures (loss of safety function) that could lead to undesired consequences; (2) An assignment of either DBGM-1 or DBGM-2 to each SSC ITS credited in the prevention or mitigation of a seismically-initiated event sequence; and (3) A nuclear safety design basis report that will state the seismic design requirements that are credited in this analysis. The present analysis reflects the design information available as of October 2004 and is considered preliminary. The evolving design of the repository will be re-evaluated periodically to ensure that seismic hazards are properly evaluated and identified. This document supersedes the seismic classifications, assignments, and computations in ''Seismic Analysis for Preclosure Safety'' (BSC 2004a).


  • Keyword: Acceleration
  • Keyword: Radiation Protection
  • Keyword: Ground Motion
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Probability
  • Keyword: Classification
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Superconducting Super Collider
  • Keyword: Safety Analysis
  • Keyword: Mitigation
  • Keyword: Design
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Regulations
  • Keyword: License Applications
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Safety


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: 000-00C-MGR0-00700-000-00B
  • Grant Number: NA
  • DOI: 10.2172/841269
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 841269
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc776907