Safety requirements of NPP civil & mechanical structures – To be scheduled
The training course will provide a
comprehensive description of approaches and methods to ensure safe design
of civil and mechanical
structures and related safety analysis in a NPP.
It will cover description of current available
technology of main structures, equipment and buildings including functional
and structural functions, containment functions, design requirements, safety
and seismic classifications, seismic design and seismic margins requirements.
Specific topics will be presented and discussed related to: primary circuit
and reactor boundary, concrete and reinforced concrete structures, safety
functions under different loading
conditions and associated admissible stress, reference EU and international
Aspects of load combinations, classification of
loading conditions, use of piping
restraints and leak before break criteria, soil-structure
interaction, foundation problems,
seismic design and seismic qualification of mechanical
equipment will ber covered and discussed
Design against internal loads and external loads
(natural and non-natural) will be covered with particular focus on the
reactor building and its containment function. Available codes will be
The content of the SAR for civil structures and
mechanical system and equipment and related safety analyses will be
discussed. Practical application are included in the training program.
The training is conceived to be interactive
promoting discussions with trainees to facilitate and ensure effective
transfer of know how.