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Combination name: Equiv1
1. AutoPIPE calculates the Equivalent Tensile stress 1 (CSA Z662-07 clause 4.7.1 Combined hoop and longitudinal stresses) meant for restrained portions of a pipeline (exclude bending, torsion and shear stresses)
2. In order to obtain consistent results for Equivalent Tensile 1 , a pressure extension analysis should be performed (enable the pressure extension analysis option on the Analysis Set dialog for the analysis set). This type of static analysis insures that the axial pressure forces, which can be substantial in axially restrained system, is included in the stress calculations.
3. AutoPIPE uses the built-in category maximum case (EXP) which instructs the program to use the forces and moments from the expansion case with maximum temperature (which generally will result in maximum forces and moments) in an analysis set.
4. Longitudinal pressure calculations always use P*AP/AS formula, and the pressure area term AP always used corroded inside diameter (where AP = Pressure area of pipe, AS = Cross sectional area of pipe, P = Design internal pressure).
5. Internally, AutoPIPE uses Tresca criterion with no bending, shear or torsional stress to calculate Equivalent Tensile 1 stresses.
6. AutoPIPE considers compressive axial pipe force as negative, for example if the axial pipe forces due to gravity and expansion are compressive, then the stresses due to gravity and expansion will be added to the Longitudinal Pressure stress (causing compressive axial pipe force). Otherwise, if the axial stress due to gravity and expansion forces is tensile in nature, then this stress will be subtracted from the Longitudinal Pressure Stress.
6. When pressure extension analysis is performed, AutoPIPE will subtract the stress due to axial pressure force from the longitudinal pressure stress
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