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Nuclear Power

engNoveX provides a broad range of experience and expertise for the nuclear power industry. Some of the areas of expertise include the following:

  • Analysis and design of Seismic Category I structures, systems and components (SSCs) 
  • Development of three-dimensional finite element models in ANSYS, LS-DYNA, GT STRUDL, and ABAQUS following analysis guidelines in ASCE 4, ASCE 43 and NRC regulatory guides
  • Development and translation of numerical models for soil-structure interaction (SSI) analyzes
  • Provide responses to NRC Requests for Additional Information (RAIs), and present and defend technical positions to the NRC during audits
  • Development of sections of Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR), as well as providing owner's review of FSAR sections
  • Perform building impact assessments due to beyond design basis events
  • Haul route analyzes for new and existing nuclear power plants
  • Design of safety-related reinforced concrete slabs and shear walls per ACI 349 Code
  • Subject matter expertise on seismic qualification of electrical raceways
  • Evaluation of foundation soil spring models per ASCE Standard 4
  • Experience with development of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code related work products
  • Support design certification document (DCD) development for new generation nuclear power plants
  • Evaluation of water retaining structures per TID-7024 and ACI 350
  • Design of barriers for protection from tornado bourne and turbine generated missiles
  • Aircraft impact assessments in accordance with Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 07-13
  • Owner's review and defense to regulators
  • Seismic fragility assessment
  • SQUG experience-based qualification and SQURTS
  • Structural control applications including specialty damping devices
  • Experience complying and working under various clients' specific quality assurance programs to meet requirements of ANSI/ASME NQA-1, 10 CFR 50 App. B, 10 CFR 830 Subpart A and DOE O 414.1D. 
  • Verification and validation of commercial software

Learn more about some of our additional Advanced Analysis capabilities.