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After the analysis data files have been created by the error checker, you can run a static analysis. The first step of a static analysis is to define the load cases. For new jobs (there are no previous solution files available), the static analysis module recommends load cases to you based on the load types encountered in the input file. These recommended load cases are usually enough to satisfy the piping code requirements for the Sustained and Expansion load cases. If the recommended load cases are not satisfactory, you should modify them.

  1. From the Piping Input window, select Edit > Edit Static Load Cases .

    The Static Analysis - Load Case Editor dialog box displays.

  2. You can build loads two ways:

    • Combine the load components defined in the input (weight, displacements, temperatures, and so forth) into load cases (basic cases), or

    • Combine pre-existing load cases into new load cases (combination cases).

  3. Build the basic cases by selecting one or more load components in the Loads Defined in Input list and then dragging and dropping them to the Load Cases list to the right. You can also type on any of the individual load case lines. Stress types (indicating which code equations should be used to calculate and check the stresses) are selected from the Stress Type list.

    Combination cases, if needed, must follow the basic cases. You can build combination cases by selecting one or more load components and dragging and dropping the basic load cases from either the Load Defined in Input primitives or from the other previous load cases (by dragging the load case number) to combine cases (or create new load cases) later in the list.

    You can have a maximum of 999 static load cases. For more information, see Static Analysis - Load Case Editor Dialog Box.