Comparison of pseudo-static and modal spectral seismic analyses of motor-driven pump units: is 1.5 security coefficient of pseudo-static method relevant?
Sylvie Audebert  1, 2@  , Damien Rousseu  3  
1 : Institut des Sciences de la mécanique et Applications industrielles
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR9219, Université Paris-Saclay, EDF : R&D
2 : EDF Recherche et Développement
Electricité de France - EDF
3 : EDF Direction Technique
Electricité de France - EDF

In the framework of the seismic verification of plant equipments, the determination of the seismic loads applied to motor-driven pump anchorages is optimised. A rough justification is usually first performed using the 1 degree-of-freedom pseudo-static analysis, including a 1.5 multi-mode factor. The question is asked about the opportunity to decrease the multi-mode factor value, by comparison to response spectrum analysis, here considered as the reference method. Comparative seismic analyses are performed on more and more complex dynamical systems and excitations; seismic responses of a thin square plate, motor, pump, motor-driven pump unit, connected or not to suction and delivery pipes, are thus successively determined, under 1D and 3D excitations. Two different motor-driven pump units are studied: flexible with vertical axis and stiff with horizontal axis. The quantities of interest are the shearing and tearing loads, deduced from seismic loads at anchorage points.

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