Effect of groundwater on soil-structure interaction

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This paper presents results of a parametric study performed to investigate the effect of pore water in saturated soils on the response of nuclear containment structures to seismic motions. The technique employed uses frequency domain algorithm which incorporates impedances for both dry and saturated soils into an SSI model. A frequency domain time history analysis is carried out using the computer code CARES for a typical PWR containment structure. Structural responses presented in terms of floor response spectra indicate that considering the presence of the pore water in soils could benefit the design of massive nuclear containment structures.

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Xu, J.; Bandyopadhyay, K.K. & Kassir, M.K. July 1, 1995.

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This paper presents results of a parametric study performed to investigate the effect of pore water in saturated soils on the response of nuclear containment structures to seismic motions. The technique employed uses frequency domain algorithm which incorporates impedances for both dry and saturated soils into an SSI model. A frequency domain time history analysis is carried out using the computer code CARES for a typical PWR containment structure. Structural responses presented in terms of floor response spectra indicate that considering the presence of the pore water in soils could benefit the design of massive nuclear containment structures.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95014518

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  • Joint American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) pressure vessels and piping conference, Honolulu, HI (United States), 23-27 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95014518
  • Report No.: BNL--61458
  • Report No.: CONF-950740--69
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 86299
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792778

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Xu, J.; Bandyopadhyay, K.K. & Kassir, M.K. Effect of groundwater on soil-structure interaction, article, July 1, 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792778/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.