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AREVA seismic shake table

AREVA's seismic analysis laboratory is built around a 10' x 10' electro-hydraulic multi-axial 7-ton shake table capable of testing items weighing up to 10 tons at a maximum of 100 Hz with peak acceleration from 5- to 20-g, dependent on the item's mass.

Customers may view the seismic tests from an elevated observation area.

AREVA's Seismic/Vibration Lab can play a key role helping utilities assess nuclear components to address industry regulations and guidelines.

Seismic Table Performance Characteristics

CriteriaSpecification
Type of WaveformsTime-history earthquake (RRS-method), sinusoidal sweep, sine beat
Table Platform Size10 x 10 foot; 1-inch diameter mounting holes in 6-inch pattern
Nominal Payload10,000 pounds (maximum rated payload is 20,000 lbs.)
Max Frequency100 Hz
Zero Peak Acceleration (ZPA)7g (X, Y, Z) spectral acceleration, 5% damping, nominal payload
Peak Dynamic Displacement± 5 inches under nominal load
Peak Velocity70 inches per second

Typical Specimen Acceleration Values

Mass
(lbs)
Peak Acceleration
(g)
 
1,00011
 5,00010 
10,0007
15,0005
20,0003.5 
Contact Us

Darryl Gordon
Business Development Manager,
AREVA U.S. Technical Center
434-832-5199