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Seismic Hazard Assessment in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations: Ground Motion Prediction Equations and Site Response

IAEA TECDOC No. 1796
English IAEA-TECDOC-1796 978-92-0-105516-3
132 42 18.00 2016

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The objective of this publication is to provide the state-of-the-art practice and detailed technical elements related to ground motion evaluation by ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) and site response in the context of seismic hazard assessments as recommended in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-9, Seismic Hazards in Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations. The publication includes the basics of GMPEs, ground motion simulation, selection and adjustment of GMPEs, site characterization, and modelling of site response in order to improve seismic hazard assessment. The text aims at delineating the most important aspects of these topics (including current practices, criticalities and open problems) within a coherent framework. In particular, attention has been devoted to filling conceptual gaps. It is written as a reference text for trained users who are responsible for planning preparatory seismic hazard analyses for siting of all nuclear installations and/or providing constraints for anti-seismic design and retrofitting of existing structures.

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Keywords

Safety Analysis, Nuclear Facilities, Location, Earthquake Hazard Analysis, Earthquake Prediction, Seismic Hazard Assessment, Ground Motion Prediction Equations, GMPEs, Site Response, Seismic Source, Seismicity, Local Site Conditions, Safety Standards, Site Evaluation, Ground Motion Simulation, Database, Current Practices, Criticalities, Interfaces, Site Characterization, Modelling, Computerized Simulation, Risk Assessment, Reference, Data Analysis, Nuclear Installations

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