CivilFEMĀ® NPP Multidiscipline: An unique solution for the Nuclear Power Plant Industry

Roman Martin

CivilFEM is the most advanced, comprehensive and reputable finite element analysis and design software available for Civil Engineering Projects. The system combines the state-of-the art general purpose structural analysis features of ANSYS with high-end, civil engineering-specific structural analysis capabilities of CivilFEM, making it an unique and powerful tool for a wide range of civil engineering projects (such as power plants, bridges, tunnels, singular buildings, foundations, dams, offshore structures, prestressed reinforced concrete structures, etc). 

In this presentation we will focus in how the software helps in the Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plant ( NPP )  Engineering Projects, showing unique capabilities to design and calculate NPP structures and buildings, considering the specific required NPP Codes and Quality Assurance System and some significative case studies.

Moreover, we will review the latest features of CivilFEM to determinate the Seismic Safety of Old Nuclear Installations based on the assessment of the structural capability and its Seismic Margin based on High Confidence of Low Probability of Failure (HCLPF) Concept