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Support for ASME VIII-2 Part 5 Nonlinear Analysis Features

  • PRG has invested upwards of 8 person-years of software development and laboratory real-world testing for results validation and correlation. QA/QC for this new capability to be available in NozzlePRO™ and FEPipe™. This marks a MAJOR new capability for all PRG FEA-based applications.
  • Automatic Twice Elastic Slope Calculation
  • Automatic Collapse Calculation Load Stepping
  • Large Rotation, Multi-Linear Elastic Plastic Material, Arc Length Solution with First Order Large Strain
  • Nonlinear Ratcheting Determination using Reinhardt Method
  • Branch and Run Side Sustained Stress Index Calculation
  • Ratcheting for various load combinations
  • Plastic Unloading to determine permanent deformed shapes
  • Substructure analysis of piping system to determine primary or secondary characteristic of nozzle loading

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Point Cloud Scanning Software  – FEPipe

Point Cloud capability has been added to the 3D Output Processor in FEPipe. This allows the end user to validate their “as built” piping models and PV models. The program combines plant scan data (point cloud data) processing capabilities and 3D modeling utilities to give any plant staff member the ability to quickly and accurately compare computer model estimates of what is in the field to what physically exists. Both high and low resolution editing is provided.

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Interactive Output Processing – MiMOut – FEPipe and NozzlePRO 

Multiple models can be reviewed simultaneously on a region-by-region basis. Stresses for all models are presented in colorized tables. All reports can be sent to Word or Excel.

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New Drawing Tools – FEPipe and NozzlePRO

The New Drawing Tools allow for graphical “CAD-like” modification of shell model details and addition of model components. Add or delete elements. Extract curves and generate elements in between two curves. Add restraints graphically and change thicknesses.

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BOS B31 – FEPipe

Dynaflow Research Group and PRG have co-developed BOS B31. Fluid-Structure Interaction Using Frequency Domain Analysis of Piping Systems is used to comply with the B31.3 Loading Requirements in Para. 301.5

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FEPipe v 10.0

New Modules

BOS B31 analyses the fluid-structure interaction using Frequency Domain Analysis of piping systems to comply with the B31.3 Loading Requirements in Para. 301.5.

Point Cloud Scanning Software allows users to take measurements of FEA models of pipe or vessels, or to compare FEA models to the actual scanned model of images. High and low resolution editing is provided.

Interactive Output Processing – MiMOut

Model Generation

  • New Drawing Tools allow for graphical “CAD-like” modification of shell model details and addition of model components. Add or delete elements. Extract curves and generate elements in between two curves. Add restraints graphically and change thickness.
  • Automated Skirt Added to Nozzles-Plates-Shells-Vessel Heads Template
  • Weld sizing using structural stress load calculation
  • Translation with Rotate Database Command – PCL-Gold
  • Compact Spar Command – used in non-integral pad modeling
  • DEFORM_ALL_MODEL command – progress of nonlinear deflection to scale
  • Region proximity command – applies regions to nodes in a certain geometric area. This is an advanced feature for modifying the model after initially being created by the template; can modify thicknesses, material properties, loads, temperatures.
  • Surface-to-Surface Spar – put double acting spars between two surfaces

Analysis & the Codes

  • MultiCore SuperNode Solver (4-to-8 times faster)
  • Automatic Generation of B31.d SSIs or B31.1 replacement for .75i per B31J
  • Pressure stiffened SIFs and k-factors for supports on bends
  • ASME B31J Nozzle Stress Calculations (STP-PT-074) – PRGiK Calculator
  • Guidelines for Multiple Olet Model Types for Pipe Stress
  • Support for ASME VIII-w Part 5 Nonlinear Analysis
  • Option to Deactivate Fatigue Analysis when not required
  • Updated Allowable Load Algorithm for Pipe Shoes & Saddles
  • Single Bolt Unloading Analysis in AxiPRO
  • Directives for EN13445 Local Stress Analysis

Plasticity Solution

  • Reinhart Elastic-Plastic Ratcheting Evaluation
  • Twice Yield Fatigue Evaluation
  • Automatic Nonlinear Calculation of ASME VIII-2 Para 5.3.3.1 ep/eL ratio
  • Automatic Collapse & Twice Elastic Analysis
  • All shell templates can be analyzed using the VIII-2 Part 5 Nonlinear Solver

Fitness for Service

  • Latest Version of API-579 / FFS-1 & Enhanced Local Thickness Modeling
  • J Integral Calculations
  • RSF Factor for Elastic FFS

Miscellaneous

  • Updated CAESAR II Interface supporting CAESAR II v10
  • Pipe Shoe Library provided by Piping Technology & Products

 

NozzlePRO v 12.0

Interactive Output Processing – MimOut

Model Generation

  • New Drawing Tools allow for graphical “CAD-like” modification of shell model details and addition of model components
  • Weld sizing using structural stress load calculation
  • Compact Spar Command – used in non-integral pad modeling
  • DEFORM_ALL_MODEL command – progress of nonlinear deflection to scale
  • Region proximity command – applies regions to nodes in a certain geometric area. This is an advanced feature for modifying the model after initially being created by the template; can modify thicknesses, material properties, loads, temperatures
  • Non-integral reinforcement pads for pipe shoes and saddles
  • Clamp-Type pipe shoes – can built in FEPipe but is now easier in NozzlePRO
  • Head Boundary Condition Types at Free Ends

Analysis & the Codes

  • MultiCore SuperNode Solver (4-to-8 times faster)
  • Automatic Generation of B31.d SSIs or B31.1 replacement for .75i per B31J
  • ASME B31J Nozzle Stress Calculations (STP-PT-074) – use PRGiK module
  • Support for ASME VIII-w Part 5 Nonlinear Analysis
  • Updated Allowable Load Algorithm for Pipe Shoes & Saddles
  • Directives for EN13445 Local Stress Analysis
  • Steady State & Transient Thermal Gradient of Pipe Shoes, Saddles and Structural Attachments
  • Automatic Nonlinear Calculation of ASME VIII

Plasticity Solution

  • Reinhart Elastic-Plastic Ratcheting Evaluation
  • Twice Yield Fatigue Evaluation
  • Automatic Nonlinear Calculation of ASME VIII-2 Para 5.3.3.1 ep/eL ratio
  • Automatic Collapse & Twice Elastic Analysis
  • All shell templates can be analyzed using the VIII-2 Part 5 Nonlinear Solver

Fitness for Service

  • Latest Version of API-579 / FFS-1 & Enhanced Local Thickness Modeling
  • J Integral Calculations
  • RSF Factor for Elastic FFS

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Miscellaneous

  • Pipe Shoe Library provided by Piping Technology & Products

 

FEPipe & NozzlePRO – Included Module Summary

FEPipe v10.0 Program Description / Included Modules

FEPipe includes a comprehensive set of standard templates for finite element analysis of piping, pressure vessels and structural support systems. Sophisticated models are built using basic inputs; diameter, length, thickness, loads, etc. Interpretation of the results is simplified via comparison against ASME Section VIII, Div. 2 limits. Advanced analysis options include linear-elastic, plasticity, fitness-for-service, high temperature creep, buckling and harmonic convergence.

FEPipe v10.0 Standard Shell Templates: 

  • Unreinforced Fabricated Tee
  • Reinforced Fabricated Tee
  • Hillside Tee
  • Welding Tee
  • Y-Fitting Tee
  • Bend with Staunchion (or Beam Supports)
  • Tank Settlement
  • Low Tank Nozzle
  • Shell-To Head Nozzle
  • Pipe Supports
  • String Modeler (Advanced Template)
  • Nozzles/Plates/Shells (Advanced Template)

FEPipe v10.0 Standard Brick Templates:

  • Unreinforced Fabricated Tee
  • Reinforced Fabricated Tee
  • Olet Intersection
  • Axi-Symmetric Flange Modeler

Additionally, PRG has developed specialized programs which address specific engineering analysis needs. This set of Added Modules is included with FEPipev10.0. The Service Plan Modules are only included with FEPipe if the client has an active support contract.

FEPipe v10.0 Added Modules:

  • Standard Templates (shell, brick and axisymmetric)
  • NozzlePRO
  • MatPRO
  • AxiPRO
  • 661PRO
  • StressPLOT
  • PlasTEX

FEPipe v10.0 Service Plan Modules:

  • FE107
  • FESIF
  • FETee
  • FEBend
  • PCL-Gold pipe stress module
  • BOS B31
  • Point Cloud Scanning Software

 

NozzlePRO v12.0 Program Description / Included Modules

NozzlePRO offers component analysis capabilities of nozzles, supports or saddles on piping and pressure vessels.

NozzlePRO includes a set of specialized programs which address specific engineering analysis needs. This set of Added Modules is included with NozzlePRO v12.0. The Service Plan Modules are only included with NozzlePRO if the client has an active support contract.

NozzlePRO v12.0 Added Modules:

  • NozzlePRO
  • MatPRO
  • Fitness for Service & NH Reporting

NozzlePRO v12.0 Service Plan Modules:

  • FE107
  • FESIF
  • FETee

 

 

Zdroj: PRG – Paulin Research Group

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