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Reliability-Based Design of Piping for Nuclear Power Plants

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Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) reliability-based design methods for piping were developed for nuclear facilities. This multi-year effort resulted in a draft code case being considered by the ASME Codes and Standards Committees. LRFD design methods are available in several papers of the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel and Piping.