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DOE/NRC Natural Phenomena Hazards Meeting

AGENDA

October 20-22, 2020

Location:  Virtual Meeting

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Tuesday, October 20
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Where confirmed, presenting author names are in bold
9:45 a.m. Begin signing onto the virtual meeting
10:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
10:10 a.m. Empirical Transfer Functions for Kinematic Effects of Soil-Structure Interaction in Nuclear Power Plant Structures
Ramin Motamed, Peiman Zogh, and Keri Ryan
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10:35 a.m. Screening Criteria for Structures and Sites Sensitive to Seismic Interaction Effects
Lisa M. Anderson, Shawn Carey, and Jayprakash Amin
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11:00 a.m. Nonlinear Seismic SSI Approach for Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Accordance With Engineering Best Practices in U.S. and Japan. Part I: Modeling
Dan M. Ghiocel
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11:25 a.m. Nonlinear Seismic SSI Approach for Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Accordance With Engineering Best Practices in U.S. and Japan. Part II: Application
Dan M. Ghiocel
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11:50 a.m. Seismic Performance Reassessment of a Critical Nuclear Facility
Michael Salmon, Benjamin Kosbab, Mohamed Talaat, Payman Tehrani, and Asa Bassam
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12:15 p.m. Scoping Analyses to Inform Seismic Risk Assessment: A Case Study Using Nonlinear Time Domain Simulations
Mohamed Talaat, Alessandro Cattaneo, Michael Salmon, Asa Bassam, Abhinav Anup, and Benjamin Kosbab
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12:40 p.m. Thoughts On Fitting Input Time Histories To Obtain Reliable Dynamic Results
Greg Mertz
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1:05 p.m. BREAK
1:30 p.m. Seismic SSI Analysis of RB Complex On Pile Foundation Including Soil Nonlinear Hysteretic Behavior
Dan M. Ghiocel
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1:55 p.m. Using Ground Motion Prediction Equations to Validate Large-Scale Seismic Simulations
Swasti Saxena, Ramin Motamed, and Keri Ryan
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2:20 p.m. A Bayesian Approach to Estimate Weights for GMPE Models in a Logic Tree
Saran Srikanth Bodda, Abhinav Gupta, Merlin Keller, and Gloria Senfaute
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2:45 p.m. Software Verification and Validation Guidelines for Integrated Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis
Payman Tehrani, Natalie Doulgerakis, Iman Talebinejad, Benjamin Kosbab, Andrew Whittaker, and Michael Cohen
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3:10 p.m. Verification and Validation of Numerical Models for Seismic Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Advanced Nuclear Reactors
Ching-Ching Yu, Faizan Ul Haq Mir, Ben Kosbab, and Andrew S. Whittaker
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3:35 p.m. Validating Numerical Models for Seismic FSI Analysis of Advanced Reactors Using Data from Earthquake Simulator Tests
Faizan Ul Haq Mir, Ching-Ching Yu, Michael Cohen, and Andrew S. Whittaker
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4:00 p.m. Seismic Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Molten Fuel Advanced Reactor Vessels using MASTODON
Som L. Dhulipala, Chandrakanth Bolisetti, and Lynn B. Munday
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4:25 p.m. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Sliding Behavior of Soil-Foundation Interfaces
Kyungtae Kim, Efe Kurt, Marzieh Shahraki, Anthony Tessari, and Chandrakanth Bolisetti
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4:50 p.m. ADJOURN
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Wednesday, October 21
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
9:45 a.m. Begin signing onto the virtual meeting
10:00 a.m. U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Safety Natural Phenomena Hazards Program
Sharon Jasim-Hanif
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10:25 a.m. Update of DOE-EH-0545 Rules for Seismic Adequacy of Piping Systems
George Antaki and Sharon Jasim-Hanif
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10:50 a.m. ANS Standards to Support DOE NPH Design
Carl Mazzola
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11:15 a.m. ASCE 1: Standard for Geotechnical Analysis, Design, Construction, Inspection and Monitoring of Nuclear Safety-Related Structures
Zia Zafir
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11:40 a.m. A Proposed Alternative Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulatory Framework for Seismic Safety at NRC-Regulated Facilities
N. Chokshi, B. Dasgupta, R. Budnitz, M. K. Ravindra, J. Stamatakos, and O. Pensado
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12:05 p.m. Nuclear ShakeCast: A Resource for Rapid Post-Earthquake Assessment of Critical Facilities
D. J. Wald, K. Lin, L. S. Schleicher, and S. Stovall
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12:30 p.m. Recent Developments in Laser-Based Optical Sensor Systems for Seismic Monitoring of Critical Infrastructure
David McCallen, Florina Petrone, Patrick Laplace
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12:55 p.m. BREAK
1:30 p.m. Cost- and Risk-Based Design Optimization of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures
Chandrakanth Bolisetti
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1:55 p.m. Time Domain, Intrusive Framework for Probabilistic Seismic Risk Analysis of Nonlinear Soil-Structure Systems
Hexiang Wang, Han Yang, Fangbo Wang, Jeff Bayless, Norman A. Abrahamson, and Boris Jeremic
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2:20 p.m. Region-Specific Probabilistic Liquefaction Hazard Analysis: Overview of the Liquefaction Study Performed in the Netherlands Due to Increased Seismicity
Russell A. Green
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2:45 p.m. Technical Basis for the Need to Update Guidance on Liquefaction Evaluation for Nuclear Power Plants
K. Ulmer, T. Weaver, and J. Stamatakos
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3:10 p.m. Analysis of Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Strong-Motion Records of the M 4.4 December 12, 2018 Decatur Tennessee Earthquake
Vladimir Graizer, Dogan Seber, and Scott Stovall
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3:35 p.m. Spatial Analysis of the Summerville Fault, South Carolina
Peter J. Hutchinson, Jana Bridwell, and Lisa Schleicher
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4:00 p.m. Latest Developments in Tornado Hazard Characterization and Tornado Loads on Buildings/Structures
Marc L. Levitan, Long Phan, and Lawrence A. Twisdale
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4:25 p.m. Simulating Tornado Missile Impact on RC Structures
Parth Patel, Mrinal Mahanta, Saran Srikanth Bodda, and Abhinav Gupta
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4:50 p.m. ADJOURN
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Thursday, October 22
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
9:45 a.m. Begin signing onto the virtual meeting
10:00 a.m. Quantifying Near-Surface Attenuation via Site-Specific Kappa (κ0) to Improve High-Frequency Ground Motion Characterization in Central and Eastern United States
Sugandha Singh, Ashly Cabas, and Abhinav Gupta
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10:25 a.m. An Approach For Developing Risk-Consistent Vertical Ground Motion Spectra
Mohamed M. Talaat and Siavash Dorvash
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10:50 a.m. Investigation in the Sensitivity of Velocity Interpretation Approach for a Soft Rock Site
Lisa M. Anderson, Michael McHood, and Farhang Ostadan
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11:15 a.m. Uncertainties in In-Structural Response Spectra Estimated by Using Multiple Acceleration Time Histories
Jinsuo Nie, Jim Xu, Vladimir Graizer, and Dogan Seber
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11:40 p.m. The EQSIM Computational Framework for Fault-to-Structure Earthquake Simulations – a DOE Exascale Computing Project Application Development
David McCallen, Anders Petersson, Arben Pitarka, Artie Rodgers, Bjorn Sjogreen, Mamun Miah, Houjun Tang
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12:05 p.m. Earthquake Simulator Experiments of a Generation IV Pebble Bed Reactor Model
Faizan Ul Haq Mir, Benjamin Kosbab, Kaniel Tilow, Brian Song, Nam Nguyen, and Andrew Whittaker
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12:30 p.m. A Comparative Seismic SSI Study for a Nuclear Island Sitting On Different Base-Isolation Systems
Dan M. Ghiocel
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1:30 p.m. A Simplified Soil-Structure Separation Case Study for a Nuclear Power Plant Auxiliary Building
Iman Talebinejad and Harsh Nandan
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1:55 p.m. An Integrated Open-Source Framework for Finite-Element Analysis and Probabilistic Risk Assessment
William Hoffman and Chandrakanth Bolisetti
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2:20 p.m. Can Traditional PRA Tools Be Extended To Beyond-Design-Basis Risk Assessment?
Pragaya Vaishanav, Saran Srikanth Bodda, and Abhinav Gupta
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2:45 p.m. SSHAC Level 2 Site Response Study for Two Example U.S. Sites
A. Rodriguez-Marek, E. Rathje, J. Ake, C. Munson, S. Stovall, and T. Weaver
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3:10 p.m. An Improved Hybrid Model to Develop Seismic Fragilities for Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessments
Abhinav Anup and Mohamed M. Talaat
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3:35 p.m. EPRI's Updated Seismic Fragility and Seismic Margin Guidance for Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessments
Fred Grant, Greg Hardy, and John Richards
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4:00 p.m. Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of a Mission Critical Reinforced Concrete Building Including the SSI Effects for Seismic Risk Assessment
Payman Tehrani, Iman Talebinejad, Michael Perez, Natalie Doulgerakis, Asa Bassam, Benjamin Kosbab, and Michael Salmon
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4:25 p.m. Coupled Multiphysics Simulations of Seismic Response of Degraded Concrete Structures
Kyungtae Kim, Benjamin Spencer, and Chandrakanth Bolisetti
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4:50 p.m. Wrap-up/closing comments
5:00 p.m.  ADJOURN

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