The following enhancements have already been requested:
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Workaround: model as a 4 point tee with the correct pipe properties and pressure settings. Set type of tee to one closely associated with a similar SIF calculation, or select Tyep = User and enter in hand calculated SIF values.
Decription: Valve Dialog: Cannot insert valve before a point
Steps to repeat:
Open Walkthru.dat2.Make B02 the current node point3.Insert Valve4.Set Add Valve = Before5.Add a length 6.Press OK. Warning appears
---------------------------Warning---------------------------W754-1: Sweep angle is 180 degrees---------------------------OK---------------------------
Development Project: 11.01.xx.xx
Add Aspen Aerogel CryoGelZ insulation to pipe properties insulation drop down listing.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Walkthru example model2. Change the radius for all bends in the model to Short3. Generate bend input listing
Note that the bend radius will be displayed correctly as 8.00S
4. Select the whole model and execute "Modify > Pipe properties over range"5. On the Pipe Properties dialog define a new pipe identifier and set the nominal diameter to 1.000, set the corrosion allowance to 0.0 and press OK6. Generate bend input listing
Note that the bend radius will still be displayed as 8.00S and the radius is not updated according to the updated pipe diameter.
This applied to 3D and 5D bend radii as well.
1. Open the pipe properties dialog for all ID's where the elbow radius are not shown correctly. After the Pipe Properties Dialog opens, press the OK button to close it.
2. Open the Pipe properties input grid, change any value, setting, name, etc. on a pipe id line and the pipe properties will be correctly applied to the respective piping.
3. Open the model input grids and select the Bend Tab. Change the Radius from the existing value / setting to anything else, and then change it back again.
Found in build: 09.06.01.xx
Fixed in build: 10.01.xx.xx
When a point has extra data then it cannot be converted to other types through menu "Modify > Convert To >Run/Bend/Tee".
Avoidance: Delete all extra data from the point and then convert it.
Found in build: 09.06.01.xx
Fixed in build: 09.06.02.05 and higher
Add option to apply lining stiffness on the pipe properties dialog.
Add a new valve library to the application, Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) commonly known as a Pressure Relief valve, which will be selected from the "Type" drop down list on the valve dialog screen.
Development Project: 09.06.00.xx
Add new butterfly valve library to the application, which will be selected from the "Type" drop down list on the valve dialog screen.
Development Project: 09.06.03.xx
Add option to enter constant stiffness values for flexible joint.
Various expansion joint types have a Breakaway force that must be overcome before the joint can start moving (see attachment). Add friction force value to over come before flexible joint movement
Increase the length of the pipe identifier name from 8 to 16 characters.
The CAE development team has added a tag-no.field that is associated with the a pipe identifier (PIPE ID) that can be edited from the Pipe Properties dialog screen or Pipe Properties tab on the input grids. The maximum length of this field is 36 characters.
Description: Plot a true eccentric reducer
The enhancement would need to provide an initial stiffness up to a specific load limit, Once the load limit is passed allowing the ball joint to move the stiffness would drop to 0.
Use one of the following modeling approaches:
a. Insert flange components by normal means making sure to provide all the necessary information. The graphics may show a single flange or a two flanges side by side, both methods are correct. b. Insert a run of pipe equal to the hub length of a flange. Select this hub length run of pipe and insert Rigid Properties Over Range". Include Weight = OFF (unchecked), Include Thermal Expansion = On (checked), Insert> Xtra Data> Select the node point where the flanges will be connected to each other, Insert> Xtra Data> Additional Weight> enter the weight of the flange. Select the node point where the flange is welded to the pipe, Insert> Xtra Data> Joint Type and User SIF>enter the correct settings
Add a new section to the output report to provide user with calculated delta distance movement between expansion joint end points per each load-case / combination.
This report will list the total joint displacements (difference between end point displacements). This is useful to check how much the joint opened/closed. Might also list forces and possiblly stiffnesses.Option later to compare to expansion joint manufacturers.
Currently a user SIF is applied to both side of a node point. However, for conditions like [welded valve to a pipe] or [welded elbow to a pipe] where the two components have different pipe ID's with different wall thickness, each side of a single node point would have a different SIF value. Provide an option to apply a user specified SIF to the +ve and/or -ve. node point face to be used in the code compliance calculations
Enhancements Requests and Logged Defects