The Piping Stress Analysis Software calculates the stress, working pressure, or the required pipe wall thickness for a given application in a simple, straightforward manner. Current methods used for piping stress analysis tend to rely on basic formulas and a hand calculator or on complex software packages that are often difficult to use for even simple cases. The Piping Stress Analysis Software offers individuals and companies an opportunity to use a product that is more powerful and flexible than traditional paper and calculator techniques and easier to use than most of the currently available software packages. It is also more flexible since it can calculate the stress level in a given pipe at a given pressure, the minimum pipe wall thickness, or the maximum allowable pressure.
The Piping Stress Analysis program allows the user to select a specific material from a database of commonly used materials or to create a customized database for an unlisted material. The program analyzes pipes according to several sets of requirements, such as the ASME/ANSI B31.1 AND B31.3 piping codes and the JIC hydraulics code. Both standard and SI metric versions are available.
This utility is based on the well-established theory of elasticity, the strength of materials, and the work of the industry piping standard committees. It utilizes the Lamé equation, standard piping code equations, and custom-derived elastic-plastic equations for high pressures.
The Piping Stress Analysis Software program is easier to use and more compact than other commercially available packages of its type, thus filling a need for many users. It is also more flexible since it can calculate the stress level in a given pipe at a given pressure, the minimum pipe wall thickness, or the maximum allowable pressure.