In recent years some reactors have experienced significant steam dryer cracking. The cause of the dryer’s failure was considered as flow-induced acoustic resonance at the stub pipes of the safety relief valves (SRVs) on the main steam lines (MSLs). A research program was started to investigate the acoustic resonance of the steam dryer. Most studies used scaled down method, while our research based on the full scale steam dryer of the prototype CAP1400 but with only one unit of the steam dryer. The purpose of our research program is to study the strength of the steam dryer under flow-induced acoustic resonance. This paper introduces the parameter selection of the main pipe and the stub pipe through numerical method and theoretical method.

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