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Applicability of equivalent linear analysis to reinforced concrete shear walls; 3D FEM simulation of experiment results of seismic wall ultimate behavior

Ichihara, Yoshitaka*; Nakamura, Naohiro*; Moritani, Hiroshi*; Horiguchi, Tomohiro*; Choi, B.

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 21(1), p.1 - 14, 2022/03

In this study, we aim to approximately evaluate the effect of nonlinearity of reinforced concrete structures through seismic response analysis using the equivalent linear analysis method. A simulation analysis was performed for the ultimate response test of the shear wall of the reactor building used in an international competition by OECD/NEA in 1996. The equivalent stiffness and damping of the shear wall were obtained from the trilinear skeleton curves proposed by the Japan Electric Association and the hysteresis curves proposed by Cheng et al. The dominant frequency, maximum acceleration response, maximum displacement response, inertia force-displacement relationship, and acceleration response spectra of the top slab could be simulated well up to a shear strain of approximately $$gamma$$=2.0$$times$$10$$^{-3}$$. The equivalent linear analysis used herein underestimates the maximum displacement response at the time of ultimate fracture of approximately $$gamma$$=4.0$$times$$10$$^{-3}$$. Moreover, the maximum shear strain of the shear wall could not capture the locally occurring shear strain compared with that of the nonlinear analysis. Therefore, when employing this method to evaluate the maximum shear strain and test results, including those during the sudden increase in displacement immediately before the fracture, sufficient attention must be paid to its applicability.

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Benchmark analysis by Beremin model and GTN model in CAF subcommittee

Hirota, Takatoshi*; Nagoshi, Yasuto*; Hojo, Kiminobu*; Okada, Hiroshi*; Takahashi, Akiyuki*; Katsuyama, Jinya; Ueda, Takashi*; Ogawa, Takuya*; Yashirodai, Kenji*; Ohata, Mitsuru*; et al.

Proceedings of ASME 2021 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP 2021) (Internet), 9 Pages, 2021/07

Journal Articles

Analysis of residual stress in steel bar processed by cold drawing and straightening

Nishida, Satoru*; Nishino, Soichiro*; Sekine, Masahiko*; Oka, Yuki*; Harjo, S.; Kawasaki, Takuro; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Morii, Yukio*; Ishii, Yoshinobu*

Materials Transactions, 62(5), p.667 - 674, 2021/05

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Journal Articles

Voltage drop analysis and leakage suppression design for mineral-insulated cables

Hirota, Noriaki; Shibata, Hiroshi; Takeuchi, Tomoaki; Otsuka, Noriaki; Tsuchiya, Kunihiko

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 57(12), p.1276 - 1286, 2020/12

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.01(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The influence of materials of mineral-insulated (MI) cables on their electrical characteristics upon exposure to high-temperature conditions was examined via a transmission test, in the objective of achieving the stability of the potential distribution along the cable length. Occurrence of a voltage drop along the cable was confirmed for aluminum oxide (Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$) and magnesium oxide (MgO), as insulating materials of the MI cable. A finite-element method (FEM)-based analysis was performed to evaluate the leakage in the potentials, which was found at the terminal end. Voltage drop yields by the transmission test and the analysis were in good agreement for the MI cable of Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$ and MgO materials, which suggests the reproducibility of the magnitude relationship of the experimental results via the FEM analysis. To suppress the voltage drop, the same FEM analysis was conducted, the diameter of the core wires ($$d$$) and the distance between them ($$l$$) were varied. Considering the variation of $$d$$, the potential distribution in the MI cable produced a minimum voltage drop corresponding to a ratio $$d/D$$ of 0.35, obtained by dividing $$d$$ with that of the insulating material ($$D$$). In case of varying $$l$$, a minimum voltage drop was l/$$D$$ of 0.5.

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Plasticity correction on stress intensity factor evaluation for underclad cracks in reactor pressure vessels

Lu, K.; Katsuyama, Jinya; Li, Y.

Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 142(5), p.051501_1 - 051501_10, 2020/10

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0(Engineering, Mechanical)

Journal Articles

Pressure resistance thickness of disposal containers for spent fuel direct disposal

Sugita, Yutaka; Taniguchi, Naoki; Makino, Hitoshi; Kanamaru, Shinichiro*; Okumura, Taisei*

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 19(3), p.121 - 135, 2020/09

A series of structural analysis of disposal containers for direct disposal of spent fuel was carried out to provide preliminary estimates of the required pressure resistance thickness of the disposal container. Disposal containers were designed to contain either 2, 3 or 4 spent fuel assemblies in linear, triangular or square arrangements, respectively. The required pressure resistance thickness was evaluated using separation distance of the housing space for each spent fuel assembly as a key model parameter to obtain the required thickness of the body and then the lid of the disposal container. This work also provides additional analytical technical knowledge, such as the validity of the setting of the stress evaluation line and the effect of the model length on the analysis. These can then be referred to and used again in the future as a basis for conducting similar evaluations under different conditions or proceeding with more detailed evaluations.

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Failure behavior analyses of piping system under dynamic seismic loading

Udagawa, Makoto; Li, Y.; Nishida, Akemi; Nakamura, Izumi*

International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 167, p.2 - 10, 2018/11

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:50.81(Engineering, Multidisciplinary)

It is important to assure the structural Integrity of piping systems under severe earthquakes because those systems comprise the pressure boundary for coolant with high pressure and temperature. In this study, we examine the seismic safety capacity of piping systems under severe dynamic seismic loading using a series of dynamic-elastic-plastic analyses focusing on dynamic excitation experiments of 3D piping systems which was tested by NIED. Analytical results were consistent with experimental data in terms of natural frequency, natural vibration mode, response accelerations, elbow opening-closing displacements, strain histories, failure position, and low-cycle fatigue failure lives. Based on these results, we concluded that the analytical model used in the study can be applied to failure behavior evaluation for piping systems under severe dynamic seismic loading.

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Development of stress intensity factors for subsurface flaws in plates subjected to polynomial stress distributions

Lu, K.; Mano, Akihiro; Katsuyama, Jinya; Li, Y.; Iwamatsu, Fuminori*

Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 140(3), p.031201_1 - 031201_11, 2018/06

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:56.85(Engineering, Mechanical)

Journal Articles

Numerical analysis of the grout injection conducted in the ventilation shaft of the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory

Nakashima, Hiroyoshi*; Koyama, Tomofumi*; Tatsuta, Keisuke*; Katayama, Tatsuo*; Aoyagi, Kazuhei

Dai-14-Kai Iwa No Rikigaku Kokunai Shimpojiumu Koen Rombunshu (Internet), 6 Pages, 2017/01

In this study, we created the three dimensional model based on equivalent continuum approach to study the penetration length and enhancement of the hydraulic conductivity of the rock mass. The developed numerical model was applied to the in situ grout injection conducted in the ventilation shaft of the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory. We evaluated the hydraulic conductivity of the rock mass after the grout operation. As a result, hydraulic conductivity of the highly permeable fault was decreased in 4 orders of magnitude, which is almost consistent with the in situ hydraulic conductivity obtained from in situ Luegeon test after the grout injection. Thus the simulation method described in this paper can be applied to the evaluation of the efficiency of in situ grout injection.

Journal Articles

Visualization in response analyses for a nuclear power plant

Nakajima, Norihiro; Nishida, Akemi; Miyamura, Hiroko; Iigaki, Kazuhiko; Sawa, Kazuhiro

Kashika Joho Gakkai-Shi (USB Flash Drive), 36(Suppl.2), 4 Pages, 2016/10

Since nuclear power plants have dimensions approximately 100m$$^{3}$$ and their structures are an assembly made up of over 10 million components, it is not convenient to experimentally analyze its behavior under strong loads of earthquakes, due to the complexity and hugeness of plants. The proposed system performs numerical simulations to evaluate the behaviors of an assembly like a nuclear facility. The paper discusses how to carry out visual analysis for assembly such as nuclear power plants. In a result discussion, a numerical experiment was carried out with a numerical model of High Temperature engineering Test Reactor of Japan Atomic Energy Agency and its result was compared with observed data. A good corresponding among them was obtained as a structural analysis of an assembly by using visualization. As a conclusion, a visual analytics methodology for assembly is discussed.

Journal Articles

Time domain response analysis for assembly by integrating components

Nakajima, Norihiro; Nishida, Akemi; Kawakami, Yoshiaki; Suzuki, Yoshio; Matsukawa, Keisuke*; Oshima, Masami*; Izuchi, Hisao*

Transactions of 23rd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-23) (USB Flash Drive), 10 Pages, 2015/08

The digital shaking table is introduced to carry out numerical experiments for the so called STRUCTURE of a petroleum plant. In numerical experiments, STRUCTURE was precisely modelled as it is designed and meshed into fine finite elements. The components of STRUCTURE were meshed one by one, and the code of a finite element analysis for structure of assembly gathered every meshed components to run time domain response analysis. Four waves are applied to the analysis to determine its behaviour. Four waves are namely as El Centro, Taft, Hachinohe, and Geiyo. The results of experiments are discussed by comparing accumulating data in the past. It is concluded to reconfirm the methodology of gathering meshed components and a finite element analysis for structure of assembly with the STRUCTURE.

Journal Articles

Numerical modeling assistance system in finite element analysis for the structure of an assembly

Nakajima, Norihiro; Nishida, Akemi; Kawakami, Yoshiaki; Suzuki, Yoshio; Sawa, Kazuhiro; Iigaki, Kazuhiko

Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-23) (DVD-ROM), 5 Pages, 2015/05

A numerical analysis controlling and managing system is implemented on K, which controls the modelling process and data treating, although the manager only controls a structural analysis by finite element method. The modeling process is described by the list of function ID and its procedures in a data base. The manager executes the process by order in the list for simulation procedures. The manager controls the intention of an analysis by changing the analytical process one to another. Experiments were carried out with static and dynamic analyses.

Journal Articles

Structural analysis for assembly by integrating parts

Nakajima, Norihiro; Nishida, Akemi; Kawakami, Yoshiaki; Okada, Tatsuo*; Tsuruta, Osamu*; Sawa, Kazuhiro; Iigaki, Kazuhiko

Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-22) (DVD-ROM), 9 Pages, 2014/07

Almost all industrial products are assembled from multiple parts. A nuclear facility is a large structure consisting of more than 10 million components. This paper discusses a method to analyze an assembly by gathering data on its component parts. Gathered data on component may identify ill conditioned meshes for connecting surfaces between components. These ill meshes are typified by nodal point disagreement in finite element discretization. A technique to resolve inconsistencies in data among the components is developed. By using this technique, structural analysis for an assembly can be carried out, and results can be obtained by the use of supercomputers, such as the K computer. Numerical results are discussed for components of the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor.

Journal Articles

Numerical investigation into the linear dependence problem of partition of unity based generalized finite element methods

Tian, R.; Nakajima, Norihiro; Yagawa, Genki

Keisan Kogaku Koenkai Rombunshu, 10(1), p.393 - 396, 2005/05

A known problem of partition of unity-based generalized finite element methods (referred to as GFEM) is the linear dependence problem, which leads to singular global (stiffness) matrices. Thus far, attempts to eliminate the linear dependence problem have been unsuccessful. Numerical experiments are carried out among several GFEMs to investigate the problem. Based on the numerical experiments, simple but effective approaches to eliminating the linear dependence problem are suggested.

Journal Articles

Improved direct bonding method of Nd:YVO$$_{4}$$ and YVO$$_{4}$$ laser crystals

Sugiyama, Akira; Nara, Yasunaga

Ceramics International, 31(8), p.1085 - 1090, 2005/00

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:78.37(Materials Science, Ceramics)

We succeeded in the fabrication of bonded laser crystals composed of a neodymium-doped YVO$$_{4}$$ laser crystal (Nd:YVO$$_{4}$$) and its host crystals YVO$$_{4}$$ by a newly developed dry etching technique using an argon ion beam. The optical distortion caused by the bonded interface of size 5 mm $$times$$ 6 mm was estimated to be 0.05-wave at 633 nm. From the comparison of laser performance pumped by a laser diode, the bonded crystals could increase the laser output power by nearly twice that of the non-bonded crystals with the same degree of polarization of 99.2 %. To analyze the mechanism of the enhanced reduction of the thermal load in the bonded crystals, numerical simulations with a finite-element method were also performed.

Journal Articles

Elastic-plastic FEM analysis on low cycle fatigue behavior for alumina dispersion-strengthened copper/stainless steel joint

Nishi, Hiroshi

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 329-333(Part2), p.1567 - 1570, 2004/08

 Times Cited Count:9 Percentile:54.8(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

Elastic-plastic finite element analysis was performed for low cycle fatigue behavior of stainless steel/alumina-dispersion-strengthened copper (DS Cu) joint in order to investigate the fatigue life and the fracture behavior of the joint. As the results, a strain concentration was occurred near the interface of DS Cu for small strain range, however, in the DS Cu for large strain range. The fatigue life and fracture point were evaluated taking account for the strain concentration. The fatigue life and fracture point were consistent with those of the low cycle fatigue test.

JAEA Reports

Development of capsule design support subprograms for 3-dimensional temperature calculation using FEM code NISA

Tobita, Masahiro*; Matsui, Yoshinori

JAERI-Tech 2003-042, 132 Pages, 2003/03


Prediction of irradiation temperature is one of the important issues in the design of the capsule for irradiation test. Many kinds of capsules with complex structure have been designed for recent irradiation requests, and three-dimensional (3D) temperature calculation becomes inevitable for the evaluation of irradiation temperature. For such 3D calculation, however, many works are usually needed for input data preparation, and a lot of time and resources are necessary for parametric studies in the design. To improve such situation, JAERI introduced 3D-FEM (finite element method) code NISA (Numerically Integrated elements for System Analysis) and developed several subprograms, which enabled to support input preparation works in the capsule design. The 3D temperature calculation of the capsule are able to carried out in much easier way by the help of the subprograms, and specific features in the irradiation tests such as non-uniform gamma heating in the capsule, becomes to be considered.

Journal Articles

Highly thermal conductive sintered SiC fiber-reinforced 3D SiC/SiC composites; Experiments and finite-element analysis of the thermal diffusivity/conductivity

Yamada, Reiji; Igawa, Naoki; Taguchi, Tomitsugu; Jitsukawa, Shiro

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 307-311(Part2), p.1215 - 1220, 2002/12

 Times Cited Count:20 Percentile:77.82(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

SiC fiber-reinforced SiC composites (SiC/SiC) are considered an advanced structural material for blanket modules of a fusion reactor, which requires high thermal conductivity in order to keep thermal stresses in the material lower than the allowable design stress. The sintered SiC fiber recently developed has obtained high thermal conductivity, so it is highly expected that sintered SiC fiber-reinforced SiC/SiC composites would also show high thermal conductivity. In this study several types of 3D SiC/SiC composites were fabricated by either CVI or PIP method. The results of the thermal conductivity measurements show that the maximum thermal conductivity at room temperature was about 60 W/mK for CVI composites or 25W/mK for PIP ones. These values are considerably higher than those of non-sintered SiC fiber reinforced SiC/SiC composites, which indicates a possibility that the developed materials would be promising. The FEM thremal analysis shows the good agreement between the caluculated and experimental results.

Journal Articles

Thermofluid analysis of free surface liquid divertor in tokamak fusion reactor

Kurihara, Ryoichi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 61-62, p.209 - 216, 2002/11

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:30.46(Nuclear Science & Technology)

To attain high fusion power density, the divertor must suffer high heat flux from the fusion plasma. It is very difficult to remove a high heat flux more than 20 MW/m$$^{2}$$ using the only solid divertor plate from the viewpoint of severe mechanical state such as thermal stress and crack growth. Therefore, a concept of liquid divertor is proposed to remove high heat flux by liquid films flowing on a solid wall. This paper mainly descries a preliminary thermofluid analysis of the free surface liquid flow, made of the FliBe molten salt, using the finite element analysis code ADINA-F. The heat flux of 25$$sim$$100 MW/m$$^{2}$$ was given on the free surface liquid of the flow. I explored a possibility of applying the secondary flow to enhance the heat transfer of the liquid flow suffering high heat flux. This analysis shows that the heat flux of 100 MW/m$$^{2}$$ can be removed by inducing the secondary flow in the free surface liquid FLiBe. And this paper shows that the liquid divertor using solid-liquid multi-phase flow makes possible large heat removal by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of solid phase.

JAEA Reports

Temperature evaluation of irradiation specimens in the HTTR for innovative basic research

Ishihara, Masahiro; Baba, Shinichi; Takahashi, Tsuneo*; Aihara, Jun; Shibata, Taiju; Hoshiya, Taiji

JAERI-Tech 2002-054, 169 Pages, 2002/07


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