|Title||Development of design guidelines for seismically isolated nuclear reactors and research and development work performed by ENEA|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Authors||Martelli, Alessandro, Forni Massimo, Indirli Maurizio, Masoni Paolo, Spadoni Bruno, Bonacina Giuseppe, Di Pasquale Giacomo, Sano Tito, and Gluekler Emil L.|
|Keywords||Design Guidelines, Nuclear Power Plants - Earthquake Resistance, Nuclear Reactors, safety, Seismic Isolators|
ENEA began work on seismic isolation in Italy in 1988 in cooperation with ISMES. Until now, work has been limited to horizontal systems and focused on high-damping steel-laminated elastomer bearings. Work consists of both the assessment of proposed design guidelines for isolated nuclear reactors (developed in collaboration with General Electric Company) and research and development (R&D) experimental and numerical studies, partly performed in support of the guideline development. Experiments include static and dynamic characterization of single bearings, analysis of a full-scale isolated structure and an actual building with in situ techniques, and shake table tests of scaled isolated structures. The main features of the guidelines document and R&D studies are described, and some initial measured data are presented.
cited By 0; Conference of 1990 International Conference on Fast Reactor Safety ; Conference Date: 12 August 1990 Through 16 August 1990; Conference Code:16178