Nov 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
How to model multiple pipe connections to a single header in AutoPIPE?
Use the same modeling technique as used in the following AutoPIPE help section:
Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Modeling Approaches> Modeling Approaches> Vessels
In this case you will need to provide the DX, DY, and DZ. to both Pipe #1 and Pipe #2 connection locations.
1. Move cursor to header pipe node point (ex. A05)
2. Convert Node into a Tee
3. Insert new branch segment (ex. B) on tee (ex. from A05), extend new piping to Pipe #1 connection location (ex. B01), should be on the outside surface of the header pipe.
4. Insert additional node points on segment piping as needed.
5. Select the piping inside of the header pipe (ex. A05 to B01). Insert> Rigid Options Over Range> Include Weight - OFF, Include Thermal Expansion - ON. press OK button to close dialog screen.
6. Select the header node point, Insert Xtra Data> Joint type and user SIF = user defined, "Override all SIF's at this point" - Checked ON.
7. Select node point on surface of pipe where the connection is made, (ex. B01), Insert Xtra Data> Joint type and user SIF, enter the correct SIF for the connection point, and again, "Override all SIF's at this point" - Checked ON.
8. Repeat steps #3 - #7 for each additional pipe to be connected at the same location (ex. A05).
9. Move to next header node point and repeat steps #1 - #8 for all points allong the header to have more that 1 pipe connection that is offset from the normal position.
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