Toward Consistent Design Evaluation of Nuclear Power Piping by Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
4. Nonlinear Finite Element Procedures for Piping Analysis
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The nonlinear alternatives for structural design evaluation of Class 1 and 2/3 piping which were clarified and discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 generally involve nonlinear finite element analyses where nonlinear conditions (for example, plasticity) are taken into account.