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Development of Reliability-Based Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methods for Piping

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ASME Research Task Force on Development of Reliability-Based Load and Resistance Factor Design
ASME Research Task Force on Development of Reliability-Based Load and Resistance Factor Design
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ISBN-10:
0791802620
ISBN:
9780791802625
No. of Pages:
180
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2007

This chapter summarizes the probabilistic characteristics of strength and load basic random variables that are needed for the development of LRFD design methods for piping. However, it does not cover basic random variables for fatigue.

5.1. Statistical Characteristics of Random Variables
5.2. Strength Variables
5.2.1. Material Properties
5.2.1.1. Material Types for Piping
5.2.1.2. Yield Strength of Steel for Nuclear Piping
5.2.1.3. Ultimate Strength of Steel for Nuclear Piping
5.2.2. Geometric Properties
5.2.2.1. Pipe Diameter
5.2.2.2. Pip Thickness
5.2.2.3. Diameter-to-Thickness Ratio
5.2.2.4. Summary
5.3. Load variables
5.3.1. Fluid Pressure in Piping
5.3.1.1. Operating and Design Pressure
5.3.1.2. Peak Pressure
5.3.1.3. Testing Pressure
5.3.1.4. Accidental Pressure
5.3.2. Gravity Loads
5.3.2.1. Dead Weight of Pipe
5.3.2.2. Dead Weight of Fittings and Components
5.3.2.3. Insulation
5.3.2.4. Contents of Pipe
5.3.3. Non-Reversing Mechanical Loads
5.3.4. Seismic Loads
5.3.5. Summary
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