Horizontal Dummy Leg on Bends - CAESAR II - Reference Data

CAESAR II Applications Guide

PPMProduct
CAESAR II
PPMCategory_custom
Reference Data
Version_CAESAR
12

The element leaving the bend must define the downstream side of the bend. Do not define dummy legs on the element immediately following a bend.

Enter the true length of the dummy leg in the DX, DY, and DZ boxes in the Classic Piping Input dialog box.

Input and output plots of the dummy leg always show the dummy leg going to the bend tangent intersection point.

During error checking, the software generates a warning message for each dummy leg/bend model. Verify that the warning message description is accurate.

Example

Horizontal Dummy Leg on Midpoint of Bend

The dummy leg is defined as a zero weight rigid supported on one end by a spring can.