This paper compares theoretical and experimental results for full-scale, prototypical components tested at elevated-temperatures to provide validation for inelastic analysis methods, material models, and design limits. Results are discussed for piping elbow plastic and creep buckling, creep ratcheting, and creep relaxation; nozzle creep ratcheting and weld cracking; and thermal striping fatigue. Comparisons between theory and test confirm the adequacy of components to meet design requirements, but identify specific areas where life prediction methods could be made more precise.

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