Can the software analyze stress in pipelines where the pipe turns that are not standard 45 or 90 degree turns?
There are typically 2 types of bends in AutoPIPE:
a. Normal bend (any sized fillet radius between two intersecting pipe lengths).
b. Mitered bends (both Close and Wide)
1. AutoPIPE assumes the bend is constructed without any kinks and has a uniform wall thickness per the PipeID specified.
2. Any bend angle the is modeled out side of the applied Piping code will need to have a user calculated SIF applied to the bend points as needed.
3. The image on the left is acceptable bend but the bend on the right, although can be constructed, is not good modeling practice. Recommend creating a mitered bend.