Restraints on a Bend at 30º and 60º - CAESAR II - Reference Data

CAESAR II Applications Guide (2019 Service Pack 1)

Reference Data
11.0 (2019)

You can define up to three nodes at any angle on the bend curvature, presuming the points are more than 5º apart. Restraints can be modeled on any of these nodes. If necessary, one of the points can be at the 0º point on the bend, which is the bend near point.

The To node of the bend is placed at the tangent intersection point for geometric construction, but it is placed at the bend far point for analysis purposes. Consequently, specifying a node at the bend far-weld point generates an error.

Nodes and angles on the bend curvature can be specified in any order.