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Study on Piping Response Under Multiple Excitation Validation for Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Piping

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Satoru Kai, Naoaki Kaneko

IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan

Tomoyoshi Watakabe, Makoto Moriizumi

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan

Kunihiro Tochiki

IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan

Kazuyuki Tsukimori

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan

Paper No. PVP2014-28675, pp. V008T08A033; 10 pages
  • ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Anaheim, California, USA, July 20–24, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4607-0
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


Piping in a nuclear power plant is usually laid across several floors of a single building or adjacent buildings, and is supported at many points. As the piping is excited by a large earthquake through multiple supporting points, seismic response analysis by multiple excitations within the range of plastic deformation of piping material is necessary to obtain the precise seismic response of the piping. The verification of the dynamic analysis method of piping under an elastic domain, which is excited by multiple seismic inputs, was performed in our study last year and the correspondence of a piping response between an analysis and an experiment have been confirmed [17][18]. However, few experiments under plastic deformation conditions have been performed to verify the validity of multiple excitation analysis under a plastic deformation range. To obtain better understanding of the behavior of piping under a large seismic input, it is important to investigate the seismic response by multiple excitations and to verify the validity of the analytical method by multiple excitation experiments.

This paper reports the validation results of the seismic elastic-plastic time history analysis of piping compared with the results of the shaking test of a 3-dimensional piping model under a plastic deformation range using triple uni-axial shake table. Three directional strains from the analysis and the experiments were compared in order to validate the analysis method. As a result, it is confirmed that the elastic-plastic analysis by time history excitation shows good agreement with the test results.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Pipes



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