This paper presents results and observations from dynamic tests and analyses performed on an 8-in. (0.20-m) diameter, thin-walled piping system. The piping system is a scaled representation of a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) large diameter piping loop. Prototypic piping restraints were employed, including mechanical snubbers, rigid struts, pipe hangers and nonintegral pipe clamps. Snap-back, sine-sweep and seismic tests were performed for various restraint configurations and piping conditions. The test results are compared to analytical predictions for verification of the methods and models used in the seismic design of LMFBR piping systems. Test program conclusions and general recommendations for piping seismic analyses are presented along with a discussion of test and analysis results.

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