Structures for Nuclear Facilities

Analysis, Design, and Construction

  • M.Y.H. Bangash

About this book


This book provides a general introduction to the topic of buildings for resistance to the effects of abnormal loadings. The structural design requirements for nuclear facilities are very unique. In no other structural system are extreme loads such as tornadoes, missile and louds-interaction, earthquake effects typical in excess of any recorded historical data at a site, and postulated system accident at very low probability range explicitly, considered in design. Many design anaysis are included with examples.

It covers the whole spectrum of extreme load which has to be considered in the structural design of nuclear facilities and reactor buildings, the safety criteria, the structural design, the analysis of containment. Test case studies are given in a comprehensive treatment. Computer program solutions supporting analysis are given in the appendices.

Each major section contains a full explanation which allows the book to be used by students and practicing engineers, particularly those facing formidable task of having to design complicated building structures with unusual boundary conditions.


Abnormal Loadings Accidental Loads Earthquake Missiles Reactor Buildings Tornado Tsunami

Authors and affiliations

  • M.Y.H. Bangash
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  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information 2011 M.Y.H. Bangash 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12559-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12560-7
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