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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
Correct a tie/link support does not maintain arc swing length. However, they do maintain the distance between tie rod ends where the main control function is to maintain the flanges parallel. No program including Caesar will arc tie rods and even if it does would be insignificant change in the expansion joint behavior.
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