This section consists of technical papers implying documents on which our studies about basis of some piping stress engineering methods are formed. The presented knowledge gives users an opinion about philosophy of formulas, criteria, assumptions and limitations on which some common engineering methods or codes are based on. Informed engineers who are familiar with the basis and limitation of those methods make use of them effectively. Nothing has been invented by us but in some cases users may recognise clearly our interpretation which may be different from theirs. We will be grateful if users send us their opinion. In the future, a mechanism will be devised to communicate effectively with users. What is important to us is shedding a light on dark side of some common methods and start documenting and sharing opinions and experiences in this field. Using all parts of this site, you agree to the disclaimers which are mentioned in Terms and Conditions.
This section consists of examples which are based on presented subjects in the technical paper. In this part, some methods and challenges in computer modeling of piping are illustrated by using some training pictures. Moreover, due to the fact that there is no possibility to evaluate some special stress problems by beam-element-based software, such as calculation of local stresses or assessment of buckling effects, the presented calculation sheets could be useful as guidance for informed engineers who are familiar with the basis and limitation of those methods. The results have been discussed by means of interactive graphs which demonstrate the effects of design conditions and assumptions. Using all parts of this site, you agree to the disclaimers which are mentioned in Terms and Conditions.
This section consists of some calculation sheets to illustrate some results from the methods which are explained in the technical papers part. The presented calculations give users an opinion about the application of formulas, criteria, assumptions and limitations on which some common engineering methods or codes are based on. Besides, some designed graphs help users to compare the introduced methods with each other. It may demonstrate a sensitivity of a system to a design parameter. These calculators are not designed for a professional engineering practice but they should be considered as a tool for showing the method’s efficiency or applicability. For an engineering practice, users should refer to comprehensive references, codes and standards. Using all parts of this site, you agree to the notes and disclaimers which are mentioned on the calculation sheets and Terms and Conditions respectively.
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