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A probabilistic seismic risk assessment procedure for nuclear power plants: (II) Application

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2011.06.050

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Abstract

This paper presents the procedures and results of intensity- and time-based seismic risk assessments of a sample nuclear power plant (NPP) to demonstrate the risk-assessment methodology proposed in its companion paper. The intensity-based assessments include three sets of sensitivity studies to identify the impact of the following factors on the seismic vulnerability of the sample NPP, namely: (1) the description of fragility curves for primary and secondary components of NPPs, (2) the number of simulations of NPP response required for risk assessment, and (3) the correlation in responses between NPP components. The time-based assessment is performed as a series of intensity-based assessments. The studies illustrate the utility of the response-based fragility curves and the inclusion of the correlation in the responses of NPP components directly in the risk computation. ?? 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
A probabilistic seismic risk assessment procedure for nuclear power plants: (II) Application
DOI:
10.1016/j.nucengdes.2011.06.050
Volume
241
Issue:
9
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Nuclear Engineering and Design
First page:
3985
Last page:
3995
Number of Pages:
11