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Infrastructure systems for nuclear energy

Author: Thomas T C Hsu
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013.
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"Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy summarizes this progress with an up-to-date reference to guide the future research and design of infrastructure systems for nuclear energy"--
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Infrastructure systems for nuclear energy
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013031573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas T C Hsu
ISBN: 9781118536261 1118536266 9781118536278 1118536274 9781118536254 1118536258 1119975859 9781119975854 9781306208093 1306208092
OCLC Number: 855858319
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acronyms; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 International Workshop on Infrastructure Systems for Nuclear Energy; 1.2 Overview of Nuclear Power Plants; 1.3 Infrastructure for Nuclear Power Industry; 1.3.1 Technological Infrastructure; 1.3.2 Regulatory Infrastructure; 1.3.3 Computer Technology Infrastructure; 1.3.4 Human Infrastructure; 1.4 Containment Structures; 1.4.1 The Pressurized Water Reactors; 1.4.2 The Boiling Water Reactors; 1.4.3 Design and Testing Requirements; 1.5 Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities. 1.5.1 Spent Fuel Pools1.5.2 Operation; 1.5.3 Dry Cask Storage; Part One Infrastructure for Nuclear Power Industry; Chapter 2 Current Status and Future Role of Nuclear Power; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 World Population Aspects; 2.1.2 World Climate Aspects; 2.1.3 Contribution of Nuclear Power to the World's Energy Mix and Energy Security; 2.2 Installed Nuclear Power Capacity in 2011; 2.2.1 Power Up-rates of NPPs; 2.2.2 Operational Issues Caused by Power Up-rates; 2.2.3 Licensing Aspects for Continued Operation of Current Generation NPPs; 2.2.4 Nuclear Fuel Supply; 2.2.5 Radioactive Waste Aspects. 2.2.6 Operational and Economic Features of NPPs2.2.7 Knowledge Management, Training, and Personnel Requirements; 2.2.8 Currently Operating Nuclear Power Plant Designs and Status; 2.2.8.1 Generation I NPPs; 2.2.8.2 Generation II NPPs; 2.2.8.3 Generation III and III+ NPPs; 2.2.8.4 Generation IV; 2.2.9 Nuclear Fuel Core Damage Frequency (CDF); 2.3 Discussion; 2.4 Conclusions; 2.5 Further Reading; References; Chapter 3 Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Conventional SPRA Methodologies; 3.2.1 Seismic Hazard Analysis. 3.2.2 Component Fragility Evaluation3.2.3 Plant-System and Accident-Sequence Analysis; 3.2.3.1 Event Trees; 3.2.3.2 Fault Trees; 3.2.4 Consequence Analysis; 3.3 The Methodology of Huang et al.; 3.3.1 Step 1: Analysis of Plant Systems and Accident Sequences; 3.3.2 Step 2: Characterization of Seismic Hazard; 3.3.3 Step 3: Simulation of Structural Responses; 3.3.4 Step 4: Damage Assessment of NPP Components; 3.3.5 Step 5: Risk Computation; 3.4 Summary and Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 Seismic Abatement Method for Nuclear Power Plants and Seismic-Isolation Systems for Structural Elements. 4.1 Main Principles of the Method4.2 Theorem and Proof; 4.3 Finite Element Construction; 4.4 Pros and Cons of the Method; 4.4.1 Advantages of the Method; 4.4.2 Disadvantages of the Method; 4.5 Application of the Method to Seismic Isolation Design of Whole Building; 4.6 Seismic Isolation Devices to Protect Various Elements and Units; 4.7 Applications; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5 Framework for Design of Next-Generation Base-Isolated Nuclear Structures; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Development of Seismic Isolation Systems; 5.2.1 Applications of Seismic Isolation; 5.2.2 Seismic Isolator Units.
Responsibility: editors, Thomas T. Hsu, Jui-Liang Lin, Chiun-lin Wu.
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