Seismic hazard for critical facilities

TitoloSeismic hazard for critical facilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGrimaz S, Sleiko D
JournalBollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata
Date Published03/2014
ISSN Number 0006-6729
Parole chiaveCritical facilities; Nuclear power plants; Seismic hazard

Critical facilities are man-made equipments, plants, constructions, and structures that, if affected by a strong earthquake, can produce serious impacts on people, environment, and economy. Therefore, for these facilities specific provisions in terms of seismic design are required and detailed seismic hazard evaluations have to be developed. In this paper, firstly the concept and meaning of "critical facilities" is argued. Then, a focus on the seismic hazard of nuclear power plants is presented since this type of critical facilities could be considered the facilities that more than others have contributed to define the most advanced knowledge in the field of seismic hazard assessment. © 2014-OGS.