Skip to Main Content

Toward Consistent Design Evaluation of Nuclear Power Piping by Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

By
L. Zeng
L. Zeng
Search for other works by this author on:
L. Jansson
L. Jansson
Search for other works by this author on:
N. E. Wiberg
N. E. Wiberg
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN:
9780791861042
No. of Pages:
130
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2015

In accordance with ASME III, a nuclear piping system which is found to be disqualified, i.e., overstressed, in design evaluation using linear analysis software can still be qualified through using a set of alternative rules. The application of the alternative rules involves generally nonlinear finite element analyses where nonlinear conditions such as plasticity are taken into account. This chapter and subsequent chapters will clarify these alternative rules. In particular, we will address unclear or inconsistent issues in the Code, and will describe nonlinear finite element procedures which are required when using the alternative rules.

2.1
Introduction
2.2
Loads and Load Combinations
2.3
Time-history Dynamic Loads
2.4
Design Condition
2.5
Level A Loads
2.6
Level B Loads
2.7
Level D Loads
2.8
Level C Loads
2.9
Concluding Remarks
This content is only available via PDF.
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal