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

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This table provides information about each stress analysis generic component. There is one entry in this table for each generic stress analysis component used in the PDS to stress analysis symbol map. The format of an element in this table is:

NAME, CAT, NODES, ONODE

where:

NAME

generic component name (Refer to Appendix C.)

CAT

generic component category. Use one of the following values for category:

1 simple component
2 valve
3 support

NODES

number of nodes the component generates

ONODE

defines which node in the node list is the origin node. If this item is 0, then no node will be generated for the component origin. This item should always be set so that origin nodes appear in the node list after nodes at connect points.

Sample Element Connectivity Map Table

ELEMENT CONNECTIVITY MAP TABLE
!note: 25 maps maximum
!a.: generic name, maximum 2 characters
!b.: category, 1=simple; 2=valve; 3=support
!c.: number of connectivity nodes.
!d.: cp 0. if (cp 0 not equal to 0 a node will be generated)
! a. b. c. d.
3W, 2, 4, 4
4W, 2, 5, 5
AV, 2, 3, 3
CR, 1, 5, 5
EL, 1, 3, 3
ER, 1, 2, 0
FL, 1, 2, 0
HA, 3, 2, 0
MT, 1, 3, 3
PI, 1, 2, 0
NP, 1, 2, 0
RB, 1, 2, 0
RD, 1, 2, 0
RI, 1, 3, 3
TW, 1, 4, 4
TR, 1, 2, 0
TU, 1, 2, 0
TS, 1, 2, 0
TE, 1, 4, 4
TO, 1, 2, 0
VA, 2, 3, 3
ENDOF ELEMENT CONNECTIVITY MAP TABLE