Modeling water in passive containment cooling water storage tank (PCCWST) using fluid element will result in large amount of calculation when conducting seismic analysis of shield building or NI. Thus, it is necessary to simplify the modal of water so as to reduce the difficulty of seismic analysis under condition that the error is slight enough to be ignored. By formula deduction and analysis, on the one hand, this paper proofs that modeling “sloshing mass” as fixed mass on structure is unreasonable. On the other hand, this paper proposes that the reasonable simplified approach is to decouple “sloshing mass” totally from the structure system. Furthermore, conditions of utilizing decoupling method are illustrated.

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