Design procedures for seismic qualification of nuclear power plants
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
This Standard specifies the requirements, criteria, methods of analysis, and design procedures for
a) determining the design response spectra and ground motion time-histories to be used in the analysis;
b) establishing design criteria for structures, systems and components (SSCs), and supports that require seismic qualification; and
c) performing seismic analyses, including the effects of the soil-structure-inter
This Standard applies to SSCs in nuclear power plants that require seismic qualification by analytical methods (see CSA N289.1). This Standard may also be applied to SSCs that might not require explicit seismic qualification as deemed appropriate by the operating organization or by authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).
This Standard may be applied, as appropriate, to other nuclear facilities under the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
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