The buckling rules for nuclear components in elevated temperature service have been recently modified by the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee. The specific modifications and some reasons and justifications for these modifications are described in this write-up. This write-up should be read as a supplement to Section 8.0 of the criteria document [1] for Code Case 1592 [2] of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

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