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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

An Automatic Procedure for the Generation of Accelerograms Enveloping Several Design Response Spectra

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A. Preumont

Belgonucleaire S.A., Brussels, Belgium

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 107(1), 88-90 (Feb 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264412 History: Received February 22, 1984; Revised October 04, 1984; Online November 05, 2009

Abstract

During various steps in the design of a nuclear power plant, it is a common practice to generate accelerograms matching a design spectrum for one particular value of the damping ratio. Such accelerograms, however, may be found unconservative for other values of the damping ratio. The present note describes a simple iterative procedure for generating accelerograms which envelop several design response spectra.

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