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Development of Design Methods for Piping Systems in a Seismically Base Isolated Nuclear Plant

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Timothy M. Adams

J.D. Stevenson and Associates, Inc., Independence, OH

Eun Woo Ahn, Sookyum Kim, Deasoo Kim

KEPCO E&C, Gimcheon-si, Korea

Sungjune Kim

J.D. Stevenson and Associates, Inc., Woburn, MA

Paper No. PVP2016-63009, pp. V008T08A031; 13 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5046-6
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


KEPCO Engineering and Construction is developing a Nuclear Power Plant Design that places the Nuclear Island on a base isolation system while the remaining plant structures are on standard structural foundations. When subjected to seismic (earthquake) loading, this will result in large differential displacements between the nuclear island and the adjacent buildings. Critical piping systems, which must remain functional during and after the seismic event, must withstand the large displacements. This paper summarizes the studies conducted to develop design methods for such piping systems. Also presented are the recommended approaches to be used in the design of such piping systems.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



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