Expansion Joint Calculation Method - PV Elite - Help

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Specify the expansion joint calculation method. The software activates this input when you select a Design Option of Analyze.

Select one of the following options:

  • TEMA 8th Ed.

  • Kopp and Sayer

  • FEA

Select FEA to perform finite element analysis on a thick expansion joint. When you select FEA, the software activates additional inputs related to the analysis at the bottom of the Expansion Joint tab.

You must have the NozzlePRO software (by Paulin Research Group) installed on the same computer for the software to display the FEA option. For more information, see Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and ASME or TEMA Expansion Joints.