PDS to Stress Analysis Symbol Map - PDS - Help

Plant Design System (PDS) Stress Analysis Interface (PD_Stress)

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

    3W

    3-WAY VALVES

    4W

    4-WAY VALVES

    AV

    ANGLE VALVES

    CR

    CROSSES

    EL

    ELBOWS AND MITERS

    ER

    ECCENTRIC REDUCERS

    FL

    FLANGES

    FX

    EXPANSION JOINTS

    HA

    PIPE SUPPORTS and HANGERS

    MT

    For future use

    NP

    NIPPLES

    PI

    PIPE

    RB

    RIGID BODIES

    RD

    CONCENTRIC REDUCERS

    RE

    RESTRAINTS

    RI

    BENT PIPE

    TE

    TEES

    TF

    OLETS and BRANCH WELDS

    TI

    SADDLE

    TO

    OLETS

    TR

    PADS

    TS

    SWEPOLETS

    TU

    BRANCH COMPONENTS

    TW

    TEE

    VA

    INLINE VALVES

    XX

    COUPLINGS

  3. 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.

Example PDSTRESS.TBL