04o. How to model a Smart Pig going thru the Pipeline in AutoPIPE?

Applies To
Version(s):2004, XM, V8i, CONNECT;
Area: Modeling
Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group
Date Logged
& Current Version
Apr. 2016


I am trying to apply moving load representing a smart inspection pig moving through the pipe as some speed on top of operating pressure. And I also want to add this moving load to a load combination. How to model in AutoPIPE?


Fluid transient isn't any use for a pig only FTH (Force Time History). Model this as a single slug flow wave and add Slug flow load case to your combinations.

Bentley has a training for Slug Flow that people could attend. Suggest checking the Learn Server for when the next training class will become available. 

See Also

Modeling Approaches in AutoPIPE

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