Qu for Grouted Joints

Area:Joint Can


What Qu value is considered in SACS when evaluating grouted tubular joints? Table 4.5-1 of 21st Ed. RP2A or Table 7.4 of 22nd Ed. RP2A has some guidelines. Does SACS consider the references?


If you “Review” the Joint in Post View, then in case of a grouted joint, the output mentions that the Qu for axial compression is set to a large number. This has been done to ensure that the API references are maintained.

Below snap from a sample model provides the note.