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Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All


Analysis

Title Issue Page
A Technique for the Analysis of Non-Simultaneously Thermally Displaced Piping Systems (Hot Tapping) October 1996 13
CAESAR II Load Case Editor January 2001 19
Incorrect Results From Piping Analysis December 1998 8
New API-650 Bolting Procedures December 2004 14
Static & Dynamic Analysis of High Pressure Systems March 1990* 6
Stress Analysis of Skirts December 2004 15
Vessel Stresses due to Seismic Pressure and Weight Loads October 2002 15



Code Requirements

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
A Review of ASME's External Pressure Calculations February 1996 20
AISC Unity Checks on Pressure Vessel Legs August 1992 8
ASCE 93 & 95 Comparisons January 2000 10
ASCE 95 Wind Code Revision October 1996 16
B31.3 - 2004 and CAESAR II December 2004 23
Expansion Case for Temperatures Below Ambient May 1993* 32
Expansion Load Case Requirements July 2003 11
How Code Case 2290 Impacts Vessel Software December 1998 8
Response Spectrum vs Static Methods and ASCE-7 98 February 2002 6
Sl/Sh and B31.1/B31.3 July 2001 17
Sustained & Expansion Follow Up Nov 1988* 10
Sustained & Expansion Stress Cases May 1988* 4
Sustained Stress Evaluation January 2001 12
 



Design/Drafting

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Title Issue Page
CADWorx 2004 July 2003 23
CADWorx Capabilities February 1996 9
CADWorx Introduction February 1996 3
CADWorx/Equipment July 2003 3
Collaboration with CADWorx/IP December 2004 10
Conversion of Legacy P&ID Drawings December 1998 9
Genesis of PDMS to CAESAR II Transfer Tool June 1998 19
Interfacing CAESAR II and CADWorx February 1996 16
Layouts in AutoCAD 2000 and CADWorx/PIPE January 2000 13



  
Dynamics  


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Title Issue Page
A Survey of Impact Load Analysis in CAESAR II December 1998 12
An Introduction to Time History Analysis December 1993 9
Defining Ground Motion October 2002 7
Dynamic Questions & Answers July 1990* 8
Dynamics Basics March 1987* 3
Dynamics Basics Part 1 November 1987 3
Dynamics, Damped Harmonic Motion April 1989* 7
Dynamics, The Range Check Nov 1988* 4
Frequency Phase Pairs & Harmonic Analysis February 2002 18
Mass Spacing for Dynamic Analysis July 2003 13
Missing Mass Correction in Spectral Analysis May 1993* 8
Pulse Table Generator November 1994 9
Seismic Analysis of Tall Vertical Process Towers April 1995 15
Time History Input (Establishing...) June 1994 8
 


General Information

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
API-650 Addendum April 1995 7
API-650 Addendum 2 October 1996 17
API-650 Differences 9th to 10th Editions June 1999 13
API-650 Nozzle Flexibilities December 1993 6
API-653 2nd Edition October 1996 18
ASME B31G Criteria May 1993* 27
ASME Div 2 Nozzle Reinforcing Calculations December 1997 7
ASME External Pressure Chart Name Changes December 1992* 6
FE/Pipe-CAESAR II SIFs & Flexibilities December 1992* 8
FE/Pipe-CAESAR II Transfer Line Study March 1992* 6
Finite Elements in Practice March 1992* 16
Flange Allowable Stresses October 1991* 6
Flange Design (Influence of Corrosion On ...) June 1994 6
Flange Leakage October 1991* 3
Flange Rigidity Calculations June 1994 5
Flange Stresses December 1992* 7
Improving Support with Netmeeting June 1999 10
Numerical Sensitivity Checks March 1987* 9
On-Line Registration June 1999 12
Rectangular Vessel Computations June 1994 7
The "Year 2000" Issue June 1999 13
The Basics of Electronic File Transfer (E-Mail) June 1997 3
Web Site Debuts October 1996 1
Web Site Enhancements June 1997 8
Web Site Usage Increases December 1997 6
What is ODBC? December 2004 21
What Makes Piping/Finite Element Jobs Big? March 1987* 2
 


Hardware/Software

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
ESL's and Multiple Computers August 1992 2
Fighting Spam July 2003 19
Global to Local Coordinates July 2001 15
Graphics Speed Issues July 2003 5
Machine Times May 1988* 2
Material Database Merging July 2001 15
Memory Requirements May 1988* 2
Network Questions & Answers April 1995 5
Network Versions June 1994 1
ODBC Data Export June 2000 11
Printer Configuration June 1994 13
Speed Benchmarks (CAESAR II) June 1999 9
Upgrading Access 97 to Access 2000 June 2000 14
Virus Infections July 1990* 1
Virus Infections (Revisited) June 1994 13
Virus Update October 1990* 2



Life Extension & Failures

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
API-653 Tank Bottom Inspection and Evaluation October 1996 9
Applying API-653 April 1995 7
Evaluation of Creep Stresses May 1993* 18
Evaluation of Fatigue Stresses December 1992* 12
Fatigue Analysis Using CAESAR II December 1998 18
Fine Tuning & Sensitivity Studies November 1994 6
Piping Failure Caused by Elastic Follow-Up August 1992 10



Modeling

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
Beam Element Limitations June 2000 19
Bend Elastic Models March 1987* 3
Bend Flexibility Factor October 2002 18
Buried Pipe Analysis April 1989* 3
Buried Pipe, The Overburden Compaction Multiplier March 1992* 3
Calcium Silicate (Density) November 1994 4
Cold Spring Discussion October 1990* 11
Combining Models in CAESAR II February 1996 8
Coordinate Systems February 2002 9
Double Rod Modeling July 1990* 11
Estimation of Nozzle Loads December 1993 14
Expansion Joint Modeler (Part 1) May 1993* 29
Global vs Local Coordinate Systems December 1992* 3
Global vs Local Coordinate Systems (Bends) November 1994 4
Hanger Design Discussions (Part 1) March 1990* 4
Hanger Design Discussions (Part 2) October 1990* 7
Hillside & Off Angle Nozzles December 1993 7
Hillside Nozzle Angle Calculations – revisited February 1996 12
Hinges, Ball Joints & Friction in CAESAR II June 1999 14
Hydrodynamic Loading January 2000 5
Large Rotation Rods November 1987 9
Large Rotation Rods and Hangers March 1987* 9
Modeling Large D/d Tees December 1998 6
Modeling Sway Brace Assemblies in CAESAR II January 2000 3
Modeling Victaulic Couplings June 1998 16
Modeling Widely / Closely Spaced Miters June 2000 16
Pipe Stress Analysis of FRP Piping - Part 1 December 1997 10
Pipe Stress Analysis of FRP Piping - Part 2 June 1998 11
Plastic Pipe Modeling April 1991* 5
Relative Rigid Stiffnesses December 1998 11
Selecting & Evaluating an Expansion Joint Assembly December 1993 12
Slip Joint Modeling April 1991* 9
Some Nuances of Spring Hanger Design March 1987* 7
Specifying Hillside Nozzles in PVElite December 2004 18
Spring Cans with Friction February 1996 16
Spring Hanger Design October 1990* 4
Tee Types March 1992* 14
Tees & SIFs March 1992* 4
Underground Pipe Modeling Philosophies April 1991* 8
User-Specified Wind Profiles March 1992* 14



Quality Assurance

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
Benchmarking CAESAR II & ANSYS October 1991* 3
CAESAR II Quality Assurance Manual May 1993* 5
COADE Software Revision Procedures December 1997 4
COADE Software Revision Procedures October 1996 7
E-mail Announcement Procedures July 2003 4
Software Quality Assurance October 1990* 7



Strength of Materials

Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
Assessing the Metal Loss Flaws using API Recommended Practice 579 July 2003 14
How to use WRC107 in COADE Software Programs June 1997 9
Internal Pressure, Thrust Loads on Nozzles using WRC368 July 2001 9
Maximum Shear Stress Intensity August 1992 4
Octahedral Shear Stress March 1987* 4
Torispherical Head Equations December 1992* 6
WRC107: Elastic vs Fatigue Analysis June 2000 24



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Analysis | Code Requirements  | Design/Drafting | Dynamics | General Information | Hardware/Software | Life Extension & Failures | Modeling | Quality Assurance | Strength of Materials | View All

Title Issue Page
A Review of ASME's External Pressure Calculations February 1996 20
A Survey of Impact Load Analysis in CAESAR II December 1998 12
A Technique for the Analysis of Non-Simultaneously Thermally Displaced Piping Systems (Hot Tapping) October 1996 13
AISC Unity Checks on Pressure Vessel Legs August 1992 8
An Introduction to Time History Analysis December 1993 9
API-650 Addendum April 1995 7
API-650 Addendum 2 October 1996 17
API-650 Differences 9th to 10th Editions June 1999 13
API-650 Nozzle Flexibilities December 1993 6
API-653 2nd Edition October 1996 18
API-653 Tank Bottom Inspection and Evaluation October 1996 9
Applying API-653 April 1995 7
ASCE 93 & 95 Comparisons January 2000 10
ASCE 95 Wind Code Revision October 1996 16
ASME B31G Criteria May 1993* 27
ASME Div 2 Nozzle Reinforcing Calculations December 1997 7
ASME External Pressure Chart Name Changes December 1992* 6
Assessing the Metal Loss Flaws using API Recommended Practice 579 July 2003 14
B31.3 - 2004 and CAESAR II December 2004 23
Beam Element Limitations June 2000 19
Benchmarking CAESAR II & ANSYS October 1991* 3
Bend Elastic Models March 1987* 3
Bend Flexibility Factor October 2002 18
Buried Pipe Analysis April 1989* 3
Buried Pipe, The Overburden Compaction Multiplier March 1992* 3
CADWorx 2004 July 2003 23
CADWorx Capabilities February 1996 9
CADWorx Introduction February 1996 3
CADWorx/Equipment July 2003 3
CAESAR II Load Case Editor January 2001 19
CAESAR II Quality Assurance Manual May 1993* 5
Calcium Silicate (Density) November 1994 4
COADE Software Revision Procedures December 1997 4
COADE Software Revision Procedures October 1996 7
Cold Spring Discussion October 1990* 11
Collaboration with CADWorx/IP December 2004 10
Combining Models in CAESAR II February 1996 8
Conversion of Legacy P&ID Drawings December 1998 9
Coordinate Systems February 2002 9
Defining Ground Motion October 2002 7
Double Rod Modeling July 1990* 11
Dynamic Questions & Answers July 1990* 8
Dynamics Basics March 1987* 3
Dynamics Basics Part 1 November 1987 3
Dynamics, Damped Harmonic Motion April 1989* 7
Dynamics, The Range Check Nov 1988* 4
E-mail Announcement Procedures July 2003 4
ESL's and Multiple Computers August 1992 2
Estimation of Nozzle Loads December 1993 14
Evaluation of Creep Stresses May 1993* 18
Evaluation of Fatigue Stresses December 1992* 12
Expansion Case for Temperatures Below Ambient May 1993* 32
Expansion Joint Modeler (Part 1) May 1993* 29
Expansion Load Case Requirements July 2003 11
Fatigue Analysis Using CAESAR II December 1998 18
FE/Pipe-CAESAR II SIFs & Flexibilities December 1992* 8
FE/Pipe-CAESAR II Transfer Line Study March 1992* 6
Fighting Spam July 2003 19
Fine Tuning & Sensitivity Studies November 1994 6
Finite Elements in Practice March 1992* 16
Flange Allowable Stresses October 1991* 6
Flange Design (Influence of Corrosion On ...) June 1994 6
Flange Leakage October 1991* 3
Flange Rigidity Calculations June 1994 5
Flange Stresses December 1992* 7
Frequency Phase Pairs & Harmonic Analysis February 2002 18
Genesis of PDMS to CAESAR II Transfer Tool June 1998 19
Global to Local Coordinates July 2001 15
Global vs Local Coordinate Systems December 1992* 3
Global vs Local Coordinate Systems (Bends) November 1994 4
Graphics Speed Issues July 2003 5
Hanger Design Discussions (Part 1) March 1990* 4
Hanger Design Discussions (Part 2) October 1990* 7
Hillside & Off Angle Nozzles December 1993 7
Hillside Nozzle Angle Calculations – revisited February 1996 12
Hinges, Ball Joints & Friction in CAESAR II June 1999 14
How Code Case 2290 Impacts Vessel Software December 1998 8
How to use WRC107 in COADE Software Programs June 1997 9
Hydrodynamic Loading January 2000 5
Improving Support with Netmeeting June 1999 10
Incorrect Results From Piping Analysis December 1998 8
Interfacing CAESAR II and CADWorx February 1996 16
Internal Pressure, Thrust Loads on Nozzles using WRC368 July 2001 9
Large Rotation Rods November 1987 9
Large Rotation Rods and Hangers March 1987* 9
Layouts in AutoCAD 2000 and CADWorx/PIPE January 2000 13
Machine Times May 1988* 2
Mass Spacing for Dynamic Analysis July 2003 13
Material Database Merging July 2001 15
Maximum Shear Stress Intensity August 1992 4
Memory Requirements May 1988* 2
Missing Mass Correction in Spectral Analysis May 1993* 8
Modeling Large D/d Tees December 1998 6
Modeling Sway Brace Assemblies in CAESAR II January 2000 3
Modeling Victaulic Couplings June 1998 16
Modeling Widely / Closely Spaced Miters June 2000 16
Network Questions & Answers April 1995 5
Network Versions June 1994 1
New API-650 Bolting Procedures December 2004 14
Numerical Sensitivity Checks March 1987* 9
Octahedral Shear Stress March 1987* 4
ODBC Data Export June 2000 11
On-Line Registration June 1999 12
Pipe Stress Analysis of FRP Piping - Part 1 December 1997 10
Pipe Stress Analysis of FRP Piping - Part 2 June 1998 11
Piping Failure Caused by Elastic Follow-Up August 1992 10
Plastic Pipe Modeling April 1991* 5
Printer Configuration June 1994 13
Pulse Table Generator November 1994 9
Rectangular Vessel Computations June 1994 7
Relative Rigid Stiffnesses December 1998 11
Response Spectrum vs Static Methods and ASCE-7 98 February 2002 6
Seismic Analysis of Tall Vertical Process Towers April 1995 15
Selecting & Evaluating an Expansion Joint Assembly December 1993 12
Sl/Sh and B31.1/B31.3 July 2001 17
Slip Joint Modeling April 1991* 9
Software Quality Assurance October 1990* 7
Some Nuances of Spring Hanger Design March 1987* 7
Specifying Hillside Nozzles in PVElite December 2004 18
Speed Benchmarks (CAESAR II) June 1999 9
Spring Cans with Friction February 1996 16
Spring Hanger Design October 1990* 4
Static & Dynamic Analysis of High Pressure Systems March 1990* 6
Stress Analysis of Skirts December 2004 15
Sustained & Expansion Follow Up Nov 1988* 10
Sustained & Expansion Stress Cases May 1988* 4
Sustained Stress Evaluation January 2001 12
Tee Types March 1992* 14
Tees & SIFs March 1992* 4
The "Year 2000" Issue June 1999 13
The Basics of Electronic File Transfer (E-Mail) June 1997 3
Time History Input (Establishing...) June 1994 8
Torispherical Head Equations December 1992* 6
Underground Pipe Modeling Philosophies April 1991* 8
Upgrading Access 97 to Access 2000 June 2000 14
User-Specified Wind Profiles March 1992* 14
Vessel Stresses due to Seismic Pressure and Weight Loads October 2002 15
Virus Infections July 1990* 1
Virus Infections (Revisited) June 1994 13
Virus Update October 1990* 2
Web Site Debuts October 1996 1
Web Site Enhancements June 1997 8
Web Site Usage Increases December 1997 6
What is ODBC? December 2004 21
What Makes Piping/Finite Element Jobs Big? March 1987* 2
WRC107: Elastic vs Fatigue Analysis June 2000 24