A summary is given of the constitutive equations that have been developed for use in design assessments of elevated temperature components of liquid metal fast breeder reactors. The discussion addresses representations of short-term (plastic) and long-term (creep) inelastic material responses. Attention is given to improved representations of the interactions between plastic and creep deformations. Most of the discussion is in terms of constitutive equations that make use of the concept of separating the total strain into elastic, plastic, and creep portions. Additionally, some discussion is given of progress being made toward establishing design equations based on unified measures of inelastic strain that do not distinguish different strain portions.

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