PTAN 2015 Seismic Isolation

French Experience and Practice of Seismically Isolated Nuclear Facilities

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This document contains the French industry practice and experience feedback, developed during the last 30 years, for the implementation of seismically isolated nuclear facilities in France. Therefore, it contains:

  • Practical and detailed examples of seismically isolated facilities;
  • Specific safety requirements for isolated nuclear structures;
  • The latest analytic methods for the design of isolating systems, of the isolated structure itself, and the components inside the isolated structure;
  • Technical and material solutions for isolating systems;
  • The quality testing at the factory and through constructing;
  • The testing of isolating systems during in-service maintenance.

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