Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
How to model a 420 km long buried pipe, including traffic loads and large radius bends in order for the pipe to travel under a river in AutoPIPE? Any recommendations?
Bentley Technical support does not have any example models of a pipeline as described above. However the online help and example documents cover all these topics in detail. It would be just a matter of applying typical AutoPIPE commands and information from various documents, online help, or WIKIs to the situation.
For the pipeline example above:
a. Route the pipe as needed using typical AutoPIPE commands
b. Model a large radius bend with the Ring Command or as 1 large bend
c. The soil tutorial PDF's (available in AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.xx.xx and higher, folder location = C:\ Bentley\ AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries\ Documents) installed with program are a good starting point to understanding soil in AutoPIPE. Also see the PipeSoil Example in the AutoPIPE's online help> Modeling Approaches.
d. Apply soil properties as needed along the pipe
e. Apply traffic loads as needed with the Edit Soil properties> Soil Overburden Loads command (refer to the "Tutorial - Soil Overburden and Seismic Wave Propagation in AutoPIPE.pdf" in the folder location mentioned above).
Model Soil Properties with Soil Calculator