Mandeep Singh Executive Manager, CAESAR II Development Better Output Visibility for Jacketed Pipe
The recently released CAESAR II 2016 expanded the line number filtering capability to the output graphics. One of the benefits of this capability is better output visibility for jacketed pipe.
In this example, I put the jacket and the core pipe on different line numbers in the piping input. Using the line number palette, I made the jacket pipe translucent and gave jacket and core piping different colors.
Now when I go to static output graphics, I can easily see the stress distribution in the core pipe because the jacket is translucent. This particular file (jacket.c2) is included in CAESAR II 2016 in the examples sub-folder.
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Sometimes you are unsure of the need for a restraint in your model. You may wish to review results both with, and without, that support. Here’s a quick and simple way to temporarily remove an existing support in your CAESAR II model:
Specify stiffness as 0 for that restraint and reanalyze the model. That simple! The results will show no load on the “restraint” and you still have the placeholder in the input if wish to “reactivate” that support.