c. Flexible Joint Piping Components - Modeling Approaches, Tips, Techniques used in AutoPIPE

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This help has been provided in order to give users ideas for modeling typical piping arrangements. The steps shown in each example should not be taken as the only method available to create models. In addition, the intent of the examples is to present ways to create adequate models of specific piping components for analytical purposes.

Cuts: Cold Spring

Flexible Joints 

          a. Single Bellows Expansion Joint
          b. Tied Bellows Expansion Joint
          c. Tied Universal Expansion Joint
          d. Hinged Expansion Joint
          e. Gimbal Expansion Joint
          f. Slip Joint
          g. Ball and Socket Joint
          h. Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints

Frames Hangers 
Nozzles  Pipes
Reducers  Rotating Equipment
Supports Tees 
Valves Vessels 

Comments, Questions, and Answers:

Item #1: Flexible Joint Dialog Explained

Item #2: flexible joints, apply define coefficient of thermal expansion

Item #3: Flexible joint material

Item #4: Tied-bellows example using Tie/Link supports

Item #5: Request for additional flexible joint example model

Item #6: Flex / Braided hose

Item #7: Most realistic way to model the curved flex hose

Item #8: Perform a "rigorous pressure extension analysis"

Item #9: Penetration Seal Bellows Joint

Item #10: Hyspan Barco Ball Joint?

Item #11: Bending stiffness and torsional stiffness of ball joints

Item #12: Ball joint

Item #13: An in-line Pressure Balance Expansion Joint

Item #14: Appears that the Flexible joint are not relieving pipe stresses, why?

Item #15: Flexible joint single line graphics

Item #16: Metraloop expansion loops made by Metraflex

Item #17: Flexible hose floating on surface

Item #18: Meeting deign requirements

Item #19: Axial Covered Type Double Expansion joint

Item #20: How to model a Hyspan Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints

How to model a Hyspan Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints

See Also

Model Different Types of PIPING Components

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