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CAESAR II 2014 Čo je nové

This document details the changes made to CAESAR II 2014, Version 7.0. This information can also be found in the build.txt file installed with the CAESAR II, which you can access by selecting Help>Online Documentation>Build.txt File from the main menu.

Enhancements for CAESAR II 2014
The following enhancements were made for this release:
Piping Code and Material Database Updates

  • – Updated to support the 2012 Edition of the ASME B31.1 code. This work included material property updates.
  • – Updated to support the 2012 Edition of the ASME B31.3 code. This work included a new equation for calculating expansion stress cases with new SIF and index values.
  • – Updated to support the 2013 Edition of the ASME B31.5 code.
  • – Updated to support the 2012 Edition of the ASME B31.8 code.
  • – Updated the ASME B31.8 code interpretation to use either of the two combined biaxial stress equations for restrained pipe, as referred to in Paragraph 833.4, instead of using the maximum of the two. You can specify this using the Yield Stress Criterion configuration setting in the SIFs and Stresses section of the Configuration Editor.
  • – Updated to support the 2012 Edition of the EN 13480 code. This work included addressing bend pressure stiffening and changes to the longitudinal pressure stress equation, among other revisions.
  • – Updated the Material database, as required for piping code updates.
  • – Updated the flange rating for in-line flange checks per EN 1092-1:2013 and ANSI B16.5 2009.
  • – Added support for ANSI 16.5 2009 metric flange ratings.
  • – Added fatigue curves as indicated in the 2013 Edition of ASME Section VIII, Div. 2.
  • – Extended the content for the ASME B31.3 code update and B163 to 1400F.

Modeling and User Interface

  • – Enabled quick global property changes (such as for temperature and pressure) from the Legend dialog box in the 3D model.
  • – Enhanced the Distance command to measure between two points in the 3D model. The distance functionality works either graphically or by entering node numbers, and provides you with a quick way to verify your model. .
  • – Added a new Global menu in piping input, which includes the Block commands. These commands are also accessible through the Block Operations toolbar and the right-click context menu from the List>Elements dialog box.
  • – Enhanced the Structural Steel Wizard to display units for various input fields, added more tool bar icons, and enhanced input grid usability.
  • – Addressed graphics issues.
  • – Completed minor usability enhancements based on customer feedback.
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • – Revised the Static Analysis (Load Case Editor) to automatically recommend Expansion (EXP) stress range load cases for better coverage of multiple operating conditions.
  • – Provided an option for users to select the allowable corresponding to temperature for that particular Occasional (OCC) load case for B31.3 jobs.
  • – Added support for in-line flange check evaluations for MAX and ABS load case combinations.

Interoperability

  • – Added the ability to import multiple supports at the same location from the Import PCF or Intergraph Smart 3D PCF interfaces.
  • – Enhanced the hanger table for support design with LISEGA’s LICAD software in the Data Export Wizard (Export to MS Access)
  • Post-Processing
  • – Added output filters for flanges so that you can identify the most overstressed flanges.
  • – Updated to show the actual Stress Indices (I) that are used for sustained and occasional static load cases for ASME B31.3 code.
  • – Updated the Generate Stress Isometrics (CAESAR II Isogen module) with I-Configure 2014 (5.0).
  • Documentation/Help
  • – Updated the Quick Reference Guide with dates and information for all piping code updates made in CAESAR II 2014.
  • – Updated the F1 help in the Static Output Processor.

Technical Changes for CAESAR II 2014
The following technical changes were made for this release, which may affect the numeric results:

  • – Added a new equation for calculating expansion stress cases with new SIF and index values to support the 2012 Edition of the ASME B31.3 code.
  • – Addressed bend pressure stiffening and changed the longitudinal pressure stress equation, among other revisions to support the 2012 Edition of the EN 13480 code.
  • – Updated the minimum wall thickness equation for ASME B31.8 Chapter VIII to consider the longitudinal joint efficiency (using the Eff input box).
  • – Updated the ASME B31.8 code interpretation to use either of the two combined biaxial stress equations for restrained pipe, as referred to in Paragraph 833.4, instead of using the maximum of the two. You can specify this using the Yield Stress Criterion configuration setting in the SIFs and Stresses section of the Configuration Editor.
  • – Revised the calculations for SIFs in non-corroded conditions when the CODETI piping code is selected, based on clarification from French Code Committee.
  • – Revised the Static Analysis (Load Case Editor) to automatically recommend Expansion (EXP) stress range load cases for better coverage of multiple operating conditions.
  • – Provided an option for users to select the allowable corresponding to temperature for that particular Occasional (OCC) load case for B31.3 jobs.
  • – Added support for in-line flange check evaluations for MAX and ABS load case combinations.
  • – Resolved an issue in Structural Input where the software did not process UNIF values as gravitational multipliers (G loads) after you added the GLOAD command into the input stream. The software uses the gravitational multiplier (G load) value for all UNIF values when you add the GLOAD command into the input stream.

Revisions for CAESAR II 2014
The following revisions (corrections) were made for this release:
Piping Codes, Calculations, and Material Database Updates

  • – Updated the minimum wall thickness equation for ASME B31.8 Chapter VIII to consider the longitudinal joint efficiency (using the eff input field). (TR-TX-8563)
  • – Improved the software to display more fatigue cycle life curve data. (TR-TX-8608)
  • – Revised the calculations for SIFs in non-corroded conditions when the CODETI piping code is selected, based on clarification from French Code Committee. (TR-TX-8693)
  • – Added thermal expansion coefficient values for the material, A333 7 when using the ASME B31.3 code. (TR-TX-3710)
  • – Resolved an issue in Structural Input where the software did not process UNIF values as gravitational multipliers (G loads) after you added the GLOAD command into the input stream. The software uses the gravitational multiplier (G load) value for all UNIF values when you add the GLOAD command into the input stream. (TX-TR-9573)
  • Modeling and User Interface
  • – Completed many minor usability enhancements based on customer feedback. ( CR-TX-8352, TR-TX-9155)
  • o Updated the software to save piping input layout changes (to the toolbars, lists, and tearable dialog boxes) upon closing piping input module without analyzing the file.
  • o Improved the software to display the fatigue cycles.
  • o Corrected the list view to show pressure units for a flange rating instead of stress units.
  • o Corrected the text for various tool tips.
  • o Changed the software to not display tool tips on the model by default. You can turn on tool tips on in the 3D model by right-clicking in the 3D model and selecting Show Tooltips.
  • o Increased the default memory used in the Configuration Editor from 12 to 32 MB.
  • o Changed the default value in the Block Rotate dialog box to About Y-axis (was formerly About X-axis).
  • – Fix an issue with the Reset Toolbar Layout option in the Tools menu of the Classic Piping Input dialog box. (TR-TX-4761)

Interoperability

  • – Resolved an issue when converting a PDS neutral file to a CAESAR II input file, which involved file memory allocation. (TR-TX-5254, DM-TX-8978)
  • Graphics
  • – Resolved an issue where the software did not display lengths in the 3D model when using the Line Drawing view in piping input. (TR-TX-1267)
  • – Fixed issue where software inconsistently handled some configuration settings with regards to graphics. (TR-TX-5631)
  • – Fixed an issue where the Show Node Numbers option did not work when viewing only anchors, only hangers, or only restraints in a model. (TR-TX-8695)
  • – Resolved issue where the graphics visibility Range function wasn’t working in the Line Drawing view on the 3D model in piping input. (TR-TX-5187)
  • – Resolved issue where element lengths were not visible in the Generate Stress Isometrics (CAESAR II Isogen module).(TR-TX-5169)
  • – Fixed an issue in Generate Stress Isometrics (CAESAR II Isogen module) where the software did not clear the annotations added to the model when you selected StressIso>Reset Annotation unless you closed the model and reopened it. (TR-TX-5209)
  • – Improved the File>Save as Graphics Image option to save the Plot Settings legend with the 3D model. Previously, the software saved the 3D model only, without the legend to indicate what various colors mean on the model. (TX-TR-8553)
  • – Enlarged the 3D Compass (axis) to make it easier to see in printed reports. (CR-TX-8580)

CAESAR II General

  • – Resolved some issues with Recent option on the File tab in the CAESAR II main menu. Also, synchronized the Recent file list between the various modules. (TR-TX-8871)
  • – Added more descriptive warning for Error 355 (TR-TX-9080)
  • Documentation/Help
  • – Reviewed and updated the Tip of the Day with new tips and removed outdated information. (TR-TX-3098)
  • – Removed a reference to negative stiffness values in bi-linear restraints from the User’s Guide. (CR-TX-8698)

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