Earthquake-resistant design

Satsuya Soda*, Michiya Kuno, Masanori Hamada

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Static methods and/or dynamic response analysis are applied to the earthquake-resistant design of nuclear facilities, buildings, foundation grounds, and surrounding slopes. In this chapter, the static methods, i.e., the seismic coefficient and modified seismic coefficient methods are described. For the dynamic response analysis of nuclear reactor buildings and other important structures, the methods used to prepare models for analysis, the procedure for evaluating restoring force and damping characteristics are explained. This chapter also explains the method used to examine the seismic safety of buildings and structures by dynamic response analysis as well as by the static method. Furthermore, this chapter introduces the response displacement method for underground structures of nuclear power plants, such as underground ducts for the emergency cooling water supply.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarthquake Engineering for Nuclear Facilities
    PublisherSpringer Singapore
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811025167
    ISBN (Print)9789811025150
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


    • Allowable stress
    • Ductility factor
    • Energy absorption
    • Modified seismic coefficient method
    • Regional coefficient
    • Seismic coefficient method
    • Time-history dynamic response analysis
    • Ultimate strength

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering
    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • General Environmental Science


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