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Fluid Flow's Influence on the Structural Response of Piping Systems and Their Analysis (Presenter: Niels Bos)
Several case studies will show the influence of fluid flow on piping design.

Analysis and Evaluation of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Pipe with CAESAR II (Presenter: Niels Bos)
Dynaflow Research Group is a member of the ISO 14692 committee – the standard for fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) piping system evaluation – and has analyzed many of these piping systems. This session will review the background of current analysis requirements of this standard and the data required by CAESAR II for these analyses.

Collecting SIFs from FEA (Presenter: Tony Paulin)

This presentation demonstrates how to use FEA results to develop stress intensification factors (SIFs) and flexibility factors (k’s) for piping components. Basis SIFs are found in fatigue tests, and then equations are developed to extend the tested SIFs to a wider ranges of geometries and materials. The original SIFs were developed by Markl in the 1950s before finite element analysis was established as a practical tool. Additional testing and extensive comparisons with finite element data by Rodabaugh and Wais (EPRI 110996) and Paulin (ASME ST LLC 07-02) have resulted in relatively standard procedures that can be used to produce confident SIFs and flexibility factors for use in pipe stress programs.

Ratcheting and Sustained Stress Indices for Piping System Components with CAESAR II (Presenter: Tony Paulin)
Sustained stress indices (SSIs) in the B31.3 piping code and ratcheting each involve plasticity mechanisms. Recent tests and FEA analysis show how sustained stress indices can be consistently developed and how ratcheting can be adequately predicted. The recommended B31 basis is shown to satisfy the requirements of ASME VIII Division 2, Part 5. This presentation will clearly define SSIs and give typical values that can be used in B31.3 pipe stress analysis.

Evaluating Pressure Pulsation in Piping Systems with CAESAR II (Presenter: Ken Atkins)
Designing piping systems based on the forced vibration response due to pulsation-induced shaking forces is risky business. Pulsation control is the primary design tool. However, in cases where a forced response analysis is specified or otherwise deemed necessary, the simplified harmonic frequency sweep available in CAESAR II can be used to evaluate "worst-case" scenarios and satisfy this requirement.

CAESAR II Fundamentals Online Video Training Course Introduction (Presenter: Tony Horn)

In this session, you'll see an overview of the new CAESAR II Fundamentals online video training course and the content it offers. See the training website and how the video lessons and workbook are presented. Students who take an online video training course have the option to earn a certificate of completion and Professional Development Hours (PDH). The CAESAR II Fundamentals online course will establish a sound foundation for new users and also introduce new capabilities to even experienced engineers.

Piping Fatigue Analysis with CAESAR II (Presenter: Nigel Marsh)
The ASME B31.3 code can be used for simple and low-cycle fatigue. However, more complex and high-cycle fatigue is better analyzed using fatigue curves from the pressure vessel codes. CAESAR II is a powerful tool that can be used for all types of piping fatigue analyses. This session will discuss the theoretical and code requirements of fatigue analysis for ASME B31.3 piping. The features of CAESAR II will be presented to allow the attendees to efficiently produce fatigue analysis.

Custom Output Reports in CAESAR II (Presenter: Nigel Marsh)

The CAESAR II output module has a range of standard reports that suit most requirements and also allows the creation of custom reports to suit particular analysis needs. These custom reports can be used to present the results efficiently, reducing analysis time and decreasing the risk of misinterpreting the results. This session will detail how these reports can be used, created, and shared.

Expansion Joint with CAESAR II (Presenter: Dan Edgar)

This session will cover two topics related to expansion joints and the CAESAR II program. The first topic is the different levels of modeling an expansion joint, zero length, the XJ modeler, and detailed models. The second topic will be a discussion of the hinge and gimbal controversy, including large-rotation rigid elements and friction.

Automated Hanger Drawings Based on CAESAR II Results (Presenter: Perwez Shaikh)
CAESAR II can select springs from a manufacturer’s catalog, but that is only the first step in support specification. LISEGA’s interface between CAESAR II and LICAD allows users to transfer required data for the design of spring hangers to LICAD which designs the supports and then provides pipe support drawings with complete BOM and other required fabrication and installation information. This class will feature a live demonstration highlighting a procedure that creates LICAD pipe support drawings from the CAESAR II interface which can then be shared in an existing Intergraph Smart 3D piping model.

CAESAR II Development Round Table (Part 1 and 2) (Presenter: Mandeep Singh)

This is 1st meeting of CAESAR II users at the Hexagon conference. We will preview the recently released 2014 version of CAESAR II. Then we will look towards the future roadmap of CAESAR II. We will seek your feedback and use that to develop knowledge of industry workflows. This will guide CAESAR II development to better address your needs. Come prepared with your feedback and become part of the process to make CAESAR II be even more useful tool for you.