Bentley AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries 5 (v09.06.00.19) – English

Bentley AutoPIPE V8i is a stand-alone, engineering application for the calculation of piping stresses, fatigue stresses, fluid transient, bowing or thermal transient analysis, flange or pipe support design, and equipment nozzle loading analysis under static and dynamic loading conditions. In addition to 24 piping codes, AutoPIPE incorporates ASME, JSME, British Standard, European, API, NEMA, ANSI, ASCE, AISC, UBC, GOST and WRC guidelines and design limits to provide a comprehensive analysis of the entire system.


This is a patch release for AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries 5 (v09.06.00.15, released October 2013) which includes several bug fixes including the following critical and major errors. For an explanation of these errors you can download the document at the link HERE.


Critical Errors


  • Temperature dependent data not updated on modifying temperature for points range
  • Different hot modulus value not used for analysis for points on the same pipe ID
  • Incorrect analysis results with imposed disp. or anchor movement on soil points


Major Errors


  • Maximum expansion (EXP) added at moment level not associating thermal case
  • Thermal bowing: "Instantaneous expansion coeff. for NS materials" is not used
  • Absolute axial stress not used for calculating expansion stress for B31.3 (2012)
  • Ce factor and exposure category is not retained in UBC wind profile dialog


We want to sincerely apologize for the delay it required to release this patch. We continue to strive to provide quality products in accordance with our Nuclear Quality Assurance program approved to ASME NQA-1 and therefore must meet these rigorous standards which often requires a lot of effort in testing and verification.


Also included with this release is a new tutorial & sample model for the ISO 14692 FRP code.


For additional information on release notes and system requirements see the Read Me document.