The PDS to Stress Analysis Symbol Map is used to map each PDS component to a generic stress analysis component. The table itself is composed of three columns of data that are position dependent. You can add comments to the table by placing an ! in column 1. A table entry consists of one row of data. Each column in a row is discussed below.
PDS Item Name
The PDS item name is the index into the table. Each PDS item existing in a pipeline must have an entry for it in this table. As a component is processed, this table is searched for an entry for the current component.
Only the first 6 characters of the item name are used by the symbol map.
Stress Analysis Generic Name
The STRESS symbol name is the primary output from this table. The symbol names are two characters in length. The Intergraph default generic names include:
ELBOWS AND MITERS
PIPE SUPPORTS and HANGERS
For future use
OLETS and BRANCH WELDS
Valve Type Descriptor
Another output from this table is a valve type used for valves only. You can map the valve type into a PROP record. (Refer to the Options File section for more information.)
Intergraph delivers the PDS to Stress Analysis Map table in c:\win32app\ingr\pdstress\dat\pdstress.tbl.