Learn AutoPIPE : The complete Piping Stress Analysis course
What you'll learn
- Basics of pipe stress analysis
- Types of loads, stresses and loads combinations on piping systems as per ASME code
- ASME Code requirements for pipe stress analysis
- Types of piping supports [Rigid supports, Variable supports, Hangers...etc]
- How to use Autopipe software to create any piping 3D Model
- How to add and define different piping fittings such as bends, Tees, Flanges, Valves, Expansion bellows...etc
- How to model pumps & vessels nozzles in Autopope software with different techniques
- How to interpret the stress analysis output and to optimize supports design
- How to compare system stresses and deformations with the code allowable limits
- No experience needed, you will learn everything you need to know
This course is perfect for any engineer interested to start a career in piping stress analysis but overwhelmed by many unorganized information and doesn't know from where to start.
AutoPIPE & CAESAR II are the most widely used softwares for piping stress analysis over the world.
This course is designed to guide you through piping stress analysis process - using AutoPIPE - starting from scratch till being able to understand piping isometric drawings, creating a full 3D analysis model, choosing supports types & locations, checking code requirements and finalizing the design drawings/report.
This course consists of 3 sections which are as following :-
Section One :-
In this section, you will learn the very basics of the piping stress analysis including when & why do we have to carry out pipe stress analysis, and the main concepts such as
- Loads & stresses on the system
- Loads combinations
- ASME Code compliance
- Supports optimization.
- Pipe stress analysis workflow
This chapter will be very useful for you even if you are planning to use CAESAR II software because it explains the process of the piping stress analysis
Once you are familiar with the piping stress analysis workflow, you will be ready for the following section
Section Two :-
In this section you will learn how to create a new model from scratch and how to model many components on AutoPIPE such as pipe bends, tees, valves, expansion bellows, pumps and basically any kind of fitting might be in your system.
During modeling you will learn the following
- How to model pumps nozzle using different ways
- How to model surge vessels using different ways
- How to add rigid and flexible supports and how to carry out the springs design.
And many other modelling modifications techniques such as stretching, mirroring, adding segments...etc.
Once the 3D modeling is finalized, you will be ready for the following section
Section Three :-
In the third section, you will start investigating the output results of the analysis of AutoPIPE including the system deformations, stresses, pump nozzle loads, supports optimization, and we will learn how to understand and asses the system behavior and how to fix any failing segments of the system.
you will also learn some valuable techniques for pipe rerouting such as expansion loops.
Extra Resources :-
Also this course will be useful for CAESAR II users because of the theoretical part about piping stress analysis.
By the end of the course, and as an extra resource, you will receive an Autopipe model file which we have used during our course, this will give you a chance to train and enhance your modeling skills.
In addition to that, you will receive a soft copy of ASME code as well as AutoPIPE software guide book.
Who this course is for:
- Engineers who want to learn pipe stress analysis basics for beginners and intermediate level
- Engineers who want to learn 3D piping modeling on Autopipe software
- Beginner pipe stress analysts who want to enhance their knowledge and modeling skills
- Engineers into process piping field
- Engineers into infrastructure water field
- Engineers into Petroleum or Oil & Gas field
Hello, I'm Ismail Magdy and I'm the general manager and one of the instructors in Engineering Training Academy.
I'm a Senior Structural engineer, pipe stress analyst and a project manager, holding a Masters degree in structural engineering with more than 12 years of experience in the infrastructure field, dealing and managing multiple of mega projects in the middle east region.
Also, I've experience as a project manager for multiple projects and I'm a PMP & PBA certified.
And of course, I'm passionate about teaching and continuous learning
My key expertise are as following
- Project management
- Business analysis
- Piping stress analysis
- Structural design Of piping supports
- Design of buried pipelines
- Structural design of underground structures
- Stability checks & calculations
- Structural design of industrial structures