Review the graphical analysis results - CAESAR II - Reference Data

CAESAR II Applications Guide

Reference Data

The Static Output Processor dialog box displays after static analysis or by later clicking Output > Reports > Static from the main CAESAR II window.

With the first run of static analysis, you are typically verifying that the piping model is responding as expected. Checking deflections and restraint loads in the operating and installed cases should quickly uncover any major problems with the system layout or input. If the output verifies the model, the results can be used to collect pipe stresses, support and equipment loads, and any other useful data found in the output. This information is useful in documenting a good piping design or troubleshooting an inadequate one. If there are unusual results, you will then reexamine the input.

  1. Selecting the (OPE) load case, and then click 3D Plot .

    A view of the of piping system model displays.

    You can use commands on the Plot Tools Toolbar to control display options, such as supports, displacements, and node numbers.

  2. Click Deflected Shape or Show > Displacement > Deflected Shape. The plot shows the centerline plot along with a normalized deflected shape of the system in the operating condition.

  3. Change to the sustained load case on the Load Case toolbar.

  4. Click Overstress or Show > Stress > Overstress.

    A dialog displays verifying that there are no over-stressed points in the system.

  5. Click Stress Colors by Value or Show > Stress > Stress > Code to display the code-defined stresses throughout the system.

    The stress symbols appear on the screen and locate the highest stress points in the system.

  6. Click Max Stress or Show > Stress > Maximum to list the stress values on the plot.

    The maximum stress value and the node number display.

  7. Press ENTER to display the stresses one at a time starting with the highest.

  8. Click Show Element Viewer Grid .

    The Element Viewer displays a table of stresses, displacements, and restraints for each load case.

  9. Return to the Static Output Processor by clicking Window > 1 <file name>.