The Design of a Thin Shell Nuclear Containment Vessel for Seismic Loading

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J. Hagstrom

Stress Analysis, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Oak Brook, Ill.

J. Eng. Ind 94(3), 803-806 (Aug 01, 1972) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428254 History: Received July 28, 1971; Online July 15, 2010


A procedure is presented for the design of a steel nuclear containment vessel subject to seismic loads. A design spectra representation of the loadings is used with a cantilever beam model of the vessel. The results for the beam model are compared with results from two independent shell analyses; a shell modal analysis and a nonlinear shell time history analysis. The beam results are shown to provide a good design correlation.

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