DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2006.01.019
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Abstract: The nuclear power plant (NPP) should be shut down for inspection and tests prior to a return to power if the earthquake exceeds the operating basis earthquake (OBE). The OBE at the plant is considered to have been exceeded if the computed cumulative absolute velocity (CAV) from the earthquake record is greater than 0.16g-sec. However, the CAV criterion should be determined considering the seismic and structural characteristics of the plant. An experimental study using shaking table is conducted in this study t…

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