Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
How to define horizontal spring in AutoPIPE, that is to be added in horizontal direction, to apply the loading necessary to reduce some unwanted displacements. Also the question is how to define/calculate preload (factory setting) in cold conditions, and get final loading in hot conditions...
With of AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.00.19 and lower, according to the online help a spring bearing direction is Vertical only. Therefore a horizontal spring cannot be modeled. A new enhancement has been logged, CAE-CR- 10654: Enable spring support bearing direction to be user-specified. This will be added to a future version of the program.
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