What, if any, are known issues or limitations with rotating piping?
AutoPIPE rotates the piping geometry correctly. However, it does not rotate the component's directional settings.
Example, an anchor is attached to a pipe that is on the X-axis with flexible stiffnesses and thermal anchor movement specified; Trans Stiff = Dx = 1000 ib/in, and thermal anchor movement T1, Dx = 2.5 inches. The segment is selected and rotated on the horizontal plane 90 deg using the Edit > Rotate command. The anchor is graphically shown correctly on the end of the segment now rotated to the Z-axis, but the anchor's trans stiff and thermal anchor movement are still the same; Dx = 1000 in/lb & Dx= 2.5 inches, respectively. Again, the directional data is Not updated with the piping component.
a. supportsb. anchorsc. Concentrated Forced. Impose Support Displacemente. Distributed Load
Anything that requires a direction input
CAE-TR-1231: Rotate support inclined direction and imposed displacement
TR Number: 1231Product: AutoPIPEVersion: 09.05Area: GeneralProblem ID#: 80133
Updated Version: 09.06.00.12 and Higher.
Note: there are a number of limitation that the user needs to be aware of when rotating a model, please see the following AutoPIPE help section:
Help > Contents> Search Tab> enter "Model Rotation Limitation" (include the quotes), press List Topics button, double click on the selected topic from the list provided to see more information.
See online help for complete details.