Technical Guidelines for Aseismic Design of Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG/CR-6241, BNL-NUREG-52422)

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Manuscript Completed: May 1994
Date Published: June 1994

Edited by:
Y. J. Park, C. H. Hofmayer

Brookhaven National Laboratocy
Upton, NY 11973-5000


Prepared for:
Division of Engineering
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This document is a translation, in its entirety, of the Japan Electric Association (JEA) publication entitled "Technical Guidelines for Aseismic Design of Nuclear Power Plants - JEAG 4601-1987." This guideline describes in detail the aseismic design techniques used in Japan for nuclear power plants. It contains chapters dealing with: (a) the selection of earthquake ground motions for a site, (b) the investigation of foundation and bedrock conditions, (c) the evaluation of ground stability and the effects of ground movement on buried piping and structures, (d) the analysis and design of structures, and (e) the analysis and design of equipment and distribution systems (piping, electrical raceways, instrumentation, tubing and HV AC duct). The guideline also includes appendices which summarize data, information and references related to aseismic design technology.

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