PAULIN Research Group – FEA Training Seminar

SPRING 2019 – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Day 1     NozzlePRO Basics

  • Basic Nozzle Analysis
    • Satisfying the Sec. VIII – Div. 2 Code
    • Volumetric Analysis
    • Steady State and Transient Heat Transfer in Nozzles
  • Saddles and Pipe Shoes
    • Satisfying the Codes
    • Steady State and Transient Heat Transfer in Saddles and Pipe Shoes
  • Basic Nonlinear Use (Introduction to Sec. VIII – 2 Part 5 Elastic Plastic Analysis)
  • Nonintegral Repads
  • Introduction to the new Drawing Tools
  • Introduction to basic Fitness for Service: Local Thin Areas and Crack-Like Flaws


Day 2     FEPipe Basics

  • FEPipe Templates and Their Capabilities
  • Multiple Nozzles and Supports
  • Combining Models to Create Larger Systems
  • Skirts and Static/Dynamic Seismic Analysis
  • Pressure Capacity and SIFs for B16.9 and EN10253 Welding Tees


Day 3     NozzlePRO / FEPipe Advanced Topics

  • Establishing Noncyclic Service for Vessels & Piping Systems
  • Simple Volumetric Rules of Thumb
  • Nonlinear Analysis Introduction
  • Section VIII Div. 2 – Specific examples for pressure vessels and piping
  • New Drawing Tools – Intermediate and Advanced Capability


Day 4     New Functionality

  • Nonlinear Analysis VIII-2 Part 5 Elastic-Plastic Compliance for Higher Allowable Loads
  • Nonlinear Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Flange Joints
  • Local Thin Area and Crack Analysis | Fitness for Service
    • Knowing when to inspect for cracks
    • Crack Prediction – how to use the FFS and Inspection Guidance
    • Crack Growth Model and Inspections
    • FFS & Linear Analysis |  FFS & Nonlinear Analysis
    • J Integrals


Day 5     New Functionality

  • Point Cloud Examples
    • Establish a baseline for an installed piping system
    • Understand accuracy calibration by the laser scanner
    • Evaluating operating piping systems – what to expect
    • Verifying vessels and nozzle placement
  • BOS B31 – basic fluid mechanics and common variables for:
    • Slug Flow
    • Waterhammer
    • Relief Valve Firing
    • Two Phase Flow
  • Cumulative Damage and Code Compliance (PCL-Gold and CAESAR II)
  • Piping Fitness for Service
  • When is it critical to use B31J?
  • When should a piping system be inspected?
  • Piping System Gap Analysis for Flanges


Note:  Items may change, be moved to different days, or skipped based on course progress and software.