The main goal of the present study is the preliminary evaluation of the seismic demand of a LFR with reference to European Lead System project (ELSY) considered one of the most promising innovative Generation IV reactor. The safety aspects of the ELSY reactor in the event of a Safe Shutdown Earthquake, taking into account also the effects of the possible fluid-structure interaction, have been analyzed. To the purpose to determine the seismic demand, in according with the international rules, a non-linear dynamic analysis method was used with rather refined 3-D model of LFR for the foreseen structural analyses and simulations of the plant and of the reactor internals behaviour. In this report numerical results are presented and discussed highlighting the relevance of the fluid-structure interaction in terms of structural integrity as well as the isolation technique effectiveness, which is expected to increase the safety margin of the reactor structures during a seismic event, if the isolators frequency is far from that of the reactor. The present work has been performed within the 6th European Framework Project.
|Autori:||LO FRANO R; FORASASSI G|
|Titolo:||Preliminary evaluation of the seismic response of the ELSY LFR|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nucengdes.2011.08.079|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|