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.
- Introduction to Seismic Design
- Expected accelerations and ways to minimize interaction between structural and mechanical components
- The practical aspects of designing and assessing mechanical handling equipment for seismic events
- Nuclear safety requirements for travelling cranes
- Overview of vessel seismic design
- Seismic qualification of existing pipework in UK nuclear power plants
- Construction 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.
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.