Attention: Please see the following AutoPIPE help section: Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Modeling Approaches> Modeling Approaches>This help has been provided in order to give users ideas for modeling typical piping arrangements. The steps shown in each example should not be taken as the only method available to create models. In addition, the intent of the examples is to present ways to create adequate models of specific piping components for analytical purposes.
a. Single Bellows Expansion Joint b. Tied Bellows Expansion Joint c. Tied Universal Expansion Joint d. Hinged Expansion Joint e. Gimbal Expansion Joint f. Slip Joint g. Ball and Socket Joint h. Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints
Item #1: Flexible Joint Dialog Explained
Item #2: flexible joints, apply define coefficient of thermal expansion
Item #3: Flexible joint material
Item #4: Tied-bellows example using Tie/Link supports
Item #5: Request for additional flexible joint example model
Item #6: Flex / Braided hose
Item #7: Most realistic way to model the curved flex hose
Item #8: Perform a "rigorous pressure extension analysis"
Item #9: Penetration Seal Bellows Joint
Item #10: Hyspan Barco Ball Joint?
Item #11: Bending stiffness and torsional stiffness of ball joints
Item #12: Ball joint
Item #13: An in-line Pressure Balance Expansion Joint
Item #14: Appears that the Flexible joint are not relieving pipe stresses, why?
Item #15: Flexible joint single line graphics
Item #16: Metraloop expansion loops made by Metraflex
Item #17: Flexible hose floating on surface
Item #18: Meeting deign requirements
Item #19: Axial Covered Type Double Expansion joint
Model Different Types of PIPING Components