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Safety Aspects of Foundations of Nuclear Power Plants

IAEA Safety Series No. 50-SG-S8

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English STI/PUB/727 92-0-124186-0
19.00 1986


Foundations are the link between plant structures and subsoil. Information on the geology and subsurface characteristics of the site is an input for the design. Without proper adaptation of the design to the subsurface situation, safety may be impaired. This guide addresses the mechanical characteristics of different subsurface materials.

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