volume 236, issue 1, P1-9 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2005.07.002
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Abstract: In situ, or laboratory, experience have shown that piping systems exhibit a very satisfactory seismic behavior. Seismic motion do not achieve to significantly damage piping systems unless large differential motions of anchorage are imposed. Nevertheless, present design criteria for piping are very severe and lead to require a large number of supports, which overly rigidify the piping systems. CEA, in collaboration with EDF and FRAMATOME, are working on proposals for enhanced design methods, less severe, but st…

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