Vol.65, No.1, 2020, pp.789-805, doi:10.32604/cmc.2020.011340
Identification of Parameters in 2D-FEM of Valve Piping System within NPP Utilizing Seismic Response
  • Ruiyuan Xue1, Shurong Yu1, *, Xiheng Zhang1
1 College of Petrochemical Technology, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, 730050, China.
* Corresponding Author: Shurong Yu. Email: yulut123@163.com; yusr@lut.edu.cn.
Received 02 May 2020; Accepted 02 June 2020; Issue published 23 July 2020
Nuclear power plants (NPP) contain plenty of valve piping systems (VPS’s) which are categorized into high anti-seismic grades. Tasks such as seismic qualification, health monitoring and damage diagnosis of VPS’s in its design and operation processes all depend on finite element method. However, in engineering practice, there is always deviations between the theoretical and the measured responses due to the inaccurate value of the structural parameters in the model. The structure parameters identification of VPS within NPP is still an unexplored domain to a large extent. In this paper, the initial 2Dfinite element model (FEM) for VPS with a DN80 gate valve was updated by utilizing seismic response. The objective function used in the model updating procedure is the vibration control equation error of the VPS. The experimental results show that the updated 2D-FEM can accurately predict the original dynamic characteristic of the VPS. It was also found the Rayleigh damping coefficients corresponding to the VPS vary slightly with the change in seismic excitation amplitude. The research displayed the complete procedure of updating the complex structured initial FEM by utilizing seismic response, and the results show that the parameters can be accurately identified even if the seismic response used for updating merely contained the fundamental frequency information of the structure.
Seismic response, nuclear power plant, valve, FEM updating, parameter identification.
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Xue, R., Yu, S., Zhang, X. (2020). Identification of Parameters in 2D-FEM of Valve Piping System within NPP Utilizing Seismic Response. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 65(1), 789–805.
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