Seismic Design for Engineering Plant

Seismic Design for Engineering Plant

By: Chris Ealing (author), John MacFarlane (author)Hardback

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The importance of continuous research into Seismic Design for Engineering Plant can never be underestimated. Earthquake disaster prevention is a fascinating area requiring ingenious solutions to its unique problems. The benefits of sharing information from developments in this field are also of vital importance. This new book describes and assesses the seismic requirements for different types of structures. In focussing on nuclear chemical plants critical guidance is given on design and cost-effective methods. Bringing together valuable experience from a wide range of disciplines, this important volume covers an informative selection of topics. Contents include: Introduction to Seismic DesignExpected accelerations and ways to minimize interaction between structural and mechanical componentsThe practical aspects of designing and assessing mechanical handling equipment for seismic eventsNuclear safety requirements for travelling cranesOverview of vessel seismic designSeismic qualification of existing pipework in UK nuclear power plantsConstruction of a three-dimensional, large-scale shaking table land development of core technology The contributors to this book are experts in their field whether they are from the nuclear, academic, governmental, or engineering consultant sectors. Their experienced and informed contributions will highlight and explore the most recent developments and challenges facing this highly relevant field of mechanical engineering.

About Author

Chris Ealing graduated in 1964 after a student apprenticeship with English Electric. His career has been spent with design, manufacture, and construction contracting companies serving the civil nuclear power industry. He progressed from design engineer to design manager, business director, and finally engineering director before retiring in 2000. While not a seismic specialist, experience of projects with a seismic requirement was gained in the USA, Romania, Hungary, and Japan, in addition to the UK. He is the author of numerous technical papers on the subject of dry storage of spent nuclear fuels and was Chairman of the IMechE Nuclear Power Committee for a number of years. John MacFarlane is a chartered mechanical and chartered civil engineer with over 30 years' experience in the heavy mechanical, civil, and nuclear industries. For the past 22 years, he has had a specific interest in the seismic qualification and design of nuclear power plant structures, systems, and plant gained in the UK and overseas. He has published a number of papers nationally and internationally, and is currently Group Head of Civil Engineering, for British Energy.


Foreword xiii Chapter 1 Introduction to Seismic Design J Mills 1 Chapter 2 Expected Accelerations and Ways to Minimize Interaction between Structural and Mechanical Components P A Merriman 15 Chapter 3 The Practical Aspects of Designing and Assessing Mechanical Handling Equipment for Seismic Events D W Davies 31 Chapter 4 Nuclear Safety Requirements for Travelling Cranes D M Edge, M D Rowlson, and W S Atkins 45 Chapter 5 Overview of Vessel Seismic Design B Mackie 55 Chapter 6 Seismic Qualification of Existing Pipework in UK Nuclear Power Plants J MacFarlane and C Hughes 81 Chapter 7 Design Substantiation and Installation of Electrical System Components - Lesson Learned from Observed Performance B Eccles and T Allmark 93 Chapter 8 Seismic Qualification of Plant at Nuclear Submarine Bases and Dockyards K Nailard 99 Chapter 9 Construction of a Three-dimensional, Large-scale Shaking Table and Development of Core Technology N Ogawa, K Ohtani, T Katayama, and H Shibata 109 Chapter 10 Near-fault Ground Motions: Demand and Structural Capacity Requirements P Gulkan 139 Chapter 11 Seismic IPEEE Results and their Use in Risk-informed Applications G S Hardy, R P Kassawara, J M Richards, and W H Tong 173 Chapter 12 Application of Seismic Margin Methodology for Modification of Piping Systems P D Baughman and K M Sickles 183 Subject Index 195 Authors' Index 199

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860583643
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 214
  • ID: 9781860583643
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 1860583644

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