United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Seismic Review Table (NUREG/CR-1429)

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Manuscript Completed: April 1980
Date Published: May 1980

Prepared by:
M. Subudhi, M. Reich, B. Koplik, J. Lane*

Structural Analysis Group
Department of Nuclear Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973

*Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Prepared for:
Division of Operating Reactors
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington DC 20555-0001
NRC FIN No. A3326

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The Seismic Review Table is a summary of Engineering Design parameters that were employed in the seismic analysis and design of nuclear power plants. The table covers 71 reactors licensed to operate by the U.S.N.R.C. The information contained is listed plant by plant and consists of OBE and SSE 'g' Level and Modified Mercalli Intensity; Earthquake Time History used to develop the ground response spectra or as input in the dynamic analysis; Number of Earthquake Components used and Method of Combining Them; Method of Modal Combination; Type of Ground Design Spectra; Method of Generation of Floor Response Spectra; Type of Foundation and Depth; Type, Thickness, Shear Wave Velocity and Shear Modulus Profile of the Surrounding Subgrade Soil and Bedrock; Ground Water Table Depth; nearby Dams; Modelling Method used for soil-structure interaction; Material Damping of Soil; Limitation on Modal Damping. Damping Values; and Loading Combinations, and Acceptance Criteria for Category I Structures, Mechanical Equipment, Piping, and Electrical systems. The goal of the Seismic Review Table is to provide a reference of the available information relevant to the seismic design of currently licensed nuclear power plants.

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