How is the "Bourdon effect" evaluated by the software when this option is enabled?

Hi all,

I'm trying to understand how the Bourdon effect is incorporated in the software. So, I modelled a simple pipeline which consists of a bend with two straight runs. I analyzed the model once without enabling the "Bourdon effect" option and another time with enabling this option. I couldn't find any difference in the stresses or displacements.

I was expecting to find higher stresses on the extrados of the pipe elbow however that was not the case.

I attached a PDF showing the model geometry and loading, and the results from both cases.


Thank you

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