03. Where can I input the material of the flexible joint in AutoPIPE?

Applies To
Version(s):2004, XM, & V8i
Environment: N/A
Area: Modeling
Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group

Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i


Where can I input the material of the flexible joint?


 AutoPIPE lets the user define the stiffness terms of the flexible joint directly so no material property definition is needed.

Therefore the following 4 statements are true for Flexible Joints:

A. No thermal expansion is applied to the joint
B. No material property is applied to the joint. 
C. Code stress color plot does not apply to flex joints.  
D. Hoop stress or other code calculations does not seem to be calculated for flexible joint.

See Also

Flexible Joint - Modeling Approaches, Tips, Techniques

Bentley AutoPIPE