Nuclear power plants are designed to avoid damage to their safety installations because of jet impingement when a pipe is ruptured. We have investigated the evaluation method for the design basis of protection of plants against effects of a postulated pipe rupture using the established standard of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The steam jet tests using particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis were conducted for this verification. Spread angle of steam jet could be visualized. The jet spread angles were lower than 10 deg which was described in the ANSI standard. The ANSI standard was conservative for evaluations of the jet impact region compared to actual test and CFD results. However, it is desirable to use the conservative angle for evaluation of the jet fluid force. We could adequately evaluate the conservative jet fluid forces by the ANSI standard considering the spread suppression region and jet spread angle of 6 deg.

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