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Seismic Performance Evaluation of Seismically Isolated Nuclear Power Plants Considering Various Velocity-Dependent Friction Coefficient of Friction Pendulum System
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Seismic Performance Evaluation of Seismically Isolated Nuclear Power Plants Considering Various Velocity-Dependent Friction Coefficient of Friction Pendulum System
Seok, Cheol-Geun; Song, Jong-Keol;
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In order to improve seismic safety of nuclear power plant (NPP) structures in high seismicity area, seismic isolation system can be adapted. In this study, friction pendulum system (FPS) is used as the seismic isolation system. According to Coulomb`s friction theory, friction coefficient is constant regardless of bearing pressure and sliding velocity. However, friction coefficient under actual situation can be changed according to bearing pressure, sliding velocity and temperature. Seismic responses of friction pendulum system with constant friction and various velocity-dependent friction are compared. The velocity-dependent friction coefficients of FPS are varied between low-and fast-velocity friction coefficients according to sliding velocity. From the results of seismic analysis of FPS with various cases of friction coefficient, it can be observed that the yield force of FPS becomes larger as the fast-velocity friction coefficient becomes larger. Also, the displacement response of FPS becomes smaller as the fast-velocity coefficient becomes larger.
Nuclear power plant;Seismic isolation system;Friction pendulum system;Coulomb` friction theory;Friction coefficient;
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