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Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy

  • ID: 2488736
  • Book
  • 572 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Developing sufficient energy resources to replace coal, oil, and gas is a global critical necessity. Alternatives to fossil fuels, such as wind, solar, or geothermal energies, are desirable, but the usable quantities are limited and each has inherent deterrents. The only virtually unlimited energy source is nuclear energy, where safety of infrastructure systems is the paramount concern.

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy addresses the analysis and design of infrastructures associated with nuclear energy. It provides an overview of the current and future nuclear power industry and the infrastructure systems from the perspectives of regulators, operators, practicing engineers, and research academics. This book also provides details on investigation of containment structures, nuclear waste storage facilities, and applications of commercial/academic computer software. 

Specific environments that challenge the behavior of nuclear power plant infrastructure systems, such as earthquake, blast, high temperature, irradiation effects, soil structure interaction effect, etc., are also discussed.

Key features:

  • Includes contributions from global experts representing academia and industry
  • Provides an overview of the nuclear power industry and nuclear infrastructure systems
  • Presents the state–of–the–art as well as the future direction for nuclear civil infrastructure systems

Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy is a comprehensive, up–to–date reference for researchers and practitioners working in this field and for graduate studies in civil and mechanical engineering.

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List of Contributors xv

Preface xix

Acronyms xxi

1 Introduction 1
Thomas T. C. Hsu, Chiun–Lin Wu, and Jui–Liang Lin


2 Current Status and Future Role of Nuclear Power 19
Philip G. Tipping

3 Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants 35
Yin–Nan Huang and Andrew S. Whittaker

4 Seismic Abatement Method for Nuclear Power Plants and Seismic–Isolation Systems for Structural Elements 51
Evgeny Kurbatskiy

5 Framework for Design of Next–Generation Base–Isolated Nuclear Structures 63
Eric Keldrauk, Michael Mieler, Bo¡zidar Stojadinovi´c, and Per Peterson

6 Development of Nuclear Energy in Taiwan 77
Hwai–Chiung Hsu

7 Regulatory Challenges on Safety of Nuclear Power Plants in Taiwan 85
Chuen–Horng Tsai, Yi–Bin Chen, Shin Chang, Wen–Chun Teng, Ching–Hui Wu, Gung–Min Ho, Ta–Kang Hsiung, Syh–Tsong Chiou, and Wen–Chuan Chen

8 Concrete Properties, Safety, and Sustainability of Nuclear Power Plant Infrastructures: New Tools and Themes for Future Research 103
Jacky Mazars, Bruno Capra, Alain Rouquand, and Christophe Pontiroli

9 Small Modular Reactors: Infrastructure and Other Systems 127
David Diamond


10 Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Japan: NPP Facilities and High–Rise Buildings 135
Tetsuo Kubo

11 Nonlinear Modeling of 3D Structural Reinforced Concrete and Seismic Performance Assessment 153
Koichi Maekawa and Naoyuki Fukuura

12 Shear Ductility and Energy Dissipation of Reinforced Concrete Walls 185
Thomas T. C. Hsu

13 Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Elements Subjected to Tri–Directional Shear Stresses 203
Moheb Labib, Yashar Moslehy, and Ashraf Ayoub

14 Pre–Stressed Concrete Containment Structural Design in China 227
Zufeng Xia

15 Steel Plate Concrete Walls for Containment Structures in Korea: In–Plane Shear Behavior 237
Sung–Gul Hong, Seung–Joon Lee, and Myung–Jae Lee

16 Lessons Learned from Kashiwazaki–Kariwa NPP after Niigataken Chuetsu–Oki Earthquake (2007) in View of SSI Effect 259
T. Nishikawa, H. Inoue, S. Motohashi, and K. Ebisawa

17 Blast, Shock, and Impact Hazards to Nuclear Structures 277
Theodor Krauthammer

18 History of Shear Design Provisions in the ASME/ACI Code for Concrete Reactor Vessels and Containments 287
Ralph G. Oesterle, W. Gene Corley, and Ahmed Elremaily

19 US NRC Requirements for Containment Structure Design 307
John S. Ma, Bret A. Tegeler, and Brian E. Thomas


20 FE Program SCS for Analyzing Wall–Type Concrete Structures 321
Y.L. Mo, Padmanabha Rao Tadepalli, Norman Hoffman, and Thomas T.C. Hsu

21 Modeling and Analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Structures Using
ANATECH–ANACAP Software System 345
Joseph Y.R. Rashid, Randy J. James, and Robert S. Dunham

22 SASSI FE Program for Seismic Response Analysis of Nuclear Containment Structures 365
Mansour Tabatabaie

23 FE Program LS–DYNA for Analysis of NPP Structures Including Seismic Soil Structure Interaction 387
Ushnish Basu

24 FE Program ATENA for Safety Assessment of NPP Containments 397
Jan Cervenka and Vladimir Cervenka


25 Properties of Concrete Required in Nuclear Power Plants 409
Patrick Bamonte and Pietro G. Gambarova

26 Concrete under High Temperature 439
Kaspar Willam, Yunping Xi, and Daniel J. Naus

27 Irradiation Effects on Concrete Structures 459
Osamu Kontani, Yoshikazu Ichikawa, Akihiro Ishizawa, Masayuki Takizawa, and Osamu Sato

28 Activities in Support of Continuing the Service of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Related Concrete Structures 475
D. J. Naus

29 Spent Nuclear Fuel Final Disposal in Taiwan 497
Y. C. Peng

30 Safety Features of Dry Storage System at Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant 503
Yuhao Huang

31 Seismic Consequence Modeling for the Yucca Mountain Repository Project 519
Stanley A. Orrell and Charles Bryan
References 533

Index 535

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Thomas T. C. Hsu
Chiun–lin Wu
Jui–Liang Lin
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