ECE Design’s CAESAR II Statics class is a 3-day boot-camp that covers the gamut of static pipe stress analysis. The course is broken down into half-day sessions each covering a major topic in a thoughtful, well-structured approach that maximizes information density. By delivering substance with brevity, new and current users alike can learn effective approaches to system redesign.
- Optimal user interface settings and hidden UI tools.
- Best practice configuration settings for greater analysis accuracy.
- Learning by analogy and examples to understand code requirements for pipe stress analysis.
- Determining the scope of analysis and troubleshooting a problematic design.
- Identifying force-based and strain-based loads and rules to apply for redesign.
- Understanding how to benefit from CAESAR II’s value propagation.
- Editing the material database for custom materials and multi-user capability.
- Proper application of each restraint type and lesser known tricks on usage.
- Creating a CAESAR II model from scratch using the Classic Piping Input dialog.
- Efficiency tips on exporting a CAESAR II model using CADWorx Plant Professional.
- How to set up static load cases for occasional wind and seismic loads.
- Saving a problematic model by understanding common errors and solving them.
- Where to focus on analysis reports and quickly determine the next step.
- Using the 3D analysis of the deflected shape to counter stress problems.
- Setting custom reports to show pertinent data that defines your workflow.
- Sharing your results with your client with customized pipeline animations.
- Designing for occasional loads such as wave, wind and seismic effectively.
- Applying forces and uniform loads for static evaluation of seismic loads.
- Using analysis results to automatically build on-size expansion loops.
- Modeling closed and open PSV systems for more accurate analysis results.
- Modeling connecting equipment to produce more accurate analysis results.
- Applying a Nozzle Flexure to incorporate nozzle flexibility for more accurate analysis results.
- Applying a spring hanger or spring canister to be automatically sized during analysis.
- Applying an Expansion Joint using the wizard, and manually building a slip-joint.
- Learning the best practice approaches for underground pipe modeling.
- Modeling methods for Jacketed pipe, or collinear pipelines.
- Modeling methods and data for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Pipe, or GRP / GRE pipelines.
- Solving pump nozzle loading issues with API 610 analysis and standalone calculations.
- Solving vessel nozzle loading issues with WRC 107/297 Calculations.
Note from the author: This course has been designed to serve as a basis for applied engineering techniques and best practices currently in use by the CAESAR II community. The instructor uses a progressive form of teaching, starting with large overviews that refine to technical details, using analogies, diagrams, and examples to support each concept. During day 3 the instructor can work on student selected topics relevant to their industry and use cases for CAESAR II