The following outline identifies new features and enhancements in the AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition version 12.04.00.13.
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The minimum recommended workstation profile for running AutoPIPE is:
CONNECT Edition Update 7 - 10.07.00.32
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AutoPIPE Standard, AutoPIPE Advanced, AutoPIPE Nuclear, and add-ons are installed from one executable.
NOTE: For further information on translators, please refer to their respective readme files.
Program Help: Detailed feature information may be accessed directly from the calling application by selecting the Help command, or by pressing the Help button from any of the application dialogs. Be sure to explore the program Help for answers to your questions. A set of supplemental How To, Tutorial, and Reference Information documents in PDF format are provided in the Supplemental Documentation folder (Bentley AutoPIPE > Supplemental Information) of the main Program Help file (autopipe.chm).
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AutoPIPE Advanced includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard, as well as the following codes.
AutoPIPE Nuclear includes all codes available in AutoPIPE Standard and AutoPIPE Advanced, as well as the following codes.
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The following outline identifies all major errors fixed in Release of AutoPIPE v12.4.
Expansion and modulus of elasticity values for standard material "AU-TYPE 309" are incorrectly retrieved for "B311-86" and "B311-92" material libraries at temperature values higher than 900 deg F. Code dependent material "A312-TP309" references the standard material "AU-TYPE 309" for expansion and modulus of elasticity data, and hence is also impacted. Using incorrect expansion and/or modulus of elasticity values may result in incorrect forces and moment, leading to unconservative stress results.
ASME B31J: SIF values for Unreinforced Fabricated tee with sloped configuration may not be calculated correctly
Material properties for SA671-C70-22 code dependent material may not be retrieved correctly when ASME2004, ASME2007, or ASME2009 material library is selected. The impacted material properties are the allowable, yield, and design stress intensity values at all of the temperatures listed (-20 degF to 700 degF). The program may return values greater than the actual values for these allowable material properties, leading to unconservative results.
ASME Class 2 and Class 3 editions 1980S and earlier recommend the evaluation of occasional allowable at design temperature. However, AutoPIPE's stress summary is incorrectly using the hot allowable of the temperature for the associated equation 10 entries regardless of what is selected in the "Allowable case for Sh, Sy in Eqn. 9" dropdown. This may lead to higher, unconservative equation 9 allowable values.
When material library for a model is changed to a custom library or library for another code/edition, program retains the density and Poisson's ratio values from the previously selected material library for materials with same names in both libraries. This may cause the program to incorrectly calculate forces and moments based on the previous material library density and Poisson's ratio, leading to unconservative stress results. Shear modulus is calculated using Poisson's ratio, which may also be affected due to incorrect Poisson's ratio. All other material properties are updated automatically when material library is switched.
Pressure extension forces and moments not considered for B31.3 and B31.1 2018 sustained combinations at 0 pressure
Design factors selections made on DNV Results options are not retained when the model is closed and re-opened. Actually program is not detecting changes made on Design factors tab of DNVR options dialog while closing the model.
Support optimizer: Result Model option: Occasional load in hours field is resetting to 0 for the scenarios generated and executed by the support optimizer.
Support Optimizer: Weld reduction factor is changed for the scenarios generated and executed by the support optimizer.
Support Optimizer: Pipe Data inputs may be different in scenarios generated and executed by the support optimizer.
Support Optimizer: Models with Non Standard pipe sizes may not give correct results due to a differences in pipe properties between the original model and the scenarios generated and executed by the support optimizer.
ASME B31.3 material libraries (B313-04 through B313-16) contain some incorrect material properties data. Material properties such as allowable stress, thermal expansion, or yield strength may be inconsistent with the piping standard. The code dependent materials affected are B241-6061-T6, B241-6061-T6W, B247-6061-T6, and B584-C92200. Other than these, the standard material copper (Cu) and any code dependent materials using copper as standard material are also impacted by this defect.
Time history load cases use Time History Profile (*.THP) files to read time/load data pairs during time history analysis. Even though time/load pair is comma separated in the time history profile file, program only reads the first ten characters (including blanks) for the time values of each time/load pair in the Time History Profile file. The trailing characters in excess of ten characters for time values are not read during analysis, which may result in incorrect time history results.
For the negative face at the far end of a reducer, allowable and B2 stress index calculations may incorrectly use Pipe Properties and Pressure/Temperature data from the following pipe. These properties include cold allowable (SA), hot allowable (Sh) and material code. Using these incorrect values may results in higher eq. 10a allowable, higher eq. 11 allowable and lower B2 stress index which is unconservative. This issue will be limited to the cases where the reducer and following point have different pressure, temperature and/or different pipe material properties.
ISO 14692, part 3, section D.2.3.4 states that the stress multiplication factor for tees shall be 1.4/(lambda)^0.25, however AutoPIPE evaluates as 1.4/(lambda)^0.5, leading to excessively high values in stress. Additionally, D.2.3.4 recommends the multiplication factor NOT exceed 3.0, though there are no checks in AutoPIPE for this condition. The program help is also incorrectly referencing D.2.2.4 for tee multiplication factors, though it should be D.2.3.4.
If 2 or more segments of the tee is included in a copy operation with the tee point as the base point and then pasted to an existing point in the model, a subsequent copy operation that includes the pasted tee causes the program to hang.
Y factor should not be considered in calculation of Hoop stress for ASD calculations and that the Hoop Stress should be calculated exactly as per the DNV code requirements for ASD (Use mean diameter for Hoop stress calculations)
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