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Seismic response analysis of reactor building and equipment using a 3D-FE model for reliability enhancement of seismic risk assessment of NPP

Nishida, Akemi  ; Igarashi, Sayaka*; Sakamoto, Shigehiro*; Muramatsu, Ken; Takada, Tsuyoshi*  

Research and development on next-generation seismic probabilistic risk assessment by using 3D vibration simulators is ongoing to evaluate the seismic safety performance of nuclear plants with high reliability. Most structural PRA uses probabilistic schemes such as the scheme that uses probabilistic seismic hazard and fragility curves. Even when earthquake ground motions are required in Monte Carlo Simulations (MCS), they are generated to fit the specified response spectra, such as uniform hazard spectra at a specified exceedance probability. However, these ground motions are not directly linked with their corresponding seismic source characteristics. In this context, the authors propose a methodology based on MCS to reproduce a set of input ground motions to develop an advanced PRA scheme. This paper describes the methodology to reproduce a set of input ground motions briefly and the analytical results of a nuclear plant building and equipment using the set of input ground motions.



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