Efficient approach for simulating response of multi-body structure in reactor core subjected to seismic loading

Hong Kun Zhang, Song Cen, Hai Tao Wang, Huan Yu Cheng

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Abstract

An efficient 3D approach is proposed for simulating the complicated responses of the multi-body structure in reactor core under seismic loading. By utilizing the rigid-body and connector functions of the software Abaqus, the multi-body structure of the reactor core is simplified as a mass-point system interlinked by spring-dashpot connectors. And reasonable schemes are used for determining various connector coefficients. Furthermore, a scripting program is also complied for the 3D parametric modeling. Numerical examples show that, the proposed method can not only produce the results which satisfy the engineering requirements, but also improve the computational efficiency more than 100 times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalHedongli Gongcheng/Nuclear Power Engineering
Volume33
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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