Key Takeaways

  • Vibration theory.

  • Modal, harmonic and time-history analysis in CAESARII.

  • Piping design rules for dynamic analysis.

  • Identification of possible dynamic loads in piping systems.

  • Analysis of water hammer, slug, and relief loads.

  • Tutorials using real-life examples including re-design.

  • Author

    Dynaflow Research Group

  • Product Type

    Online Course

  • Required Licenses


  • Level


  • Length

    4 hour

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • 1.1 - Course Introduction
    • 1.2 - How to get the most out of this course
  • 2
    Dynamic Analysis and Harmonic Vibrations
    • 2.1 - Introduction to dynamics analysis
    • 2.2 - Introduction to Caesar II dynamics module
    • 2.4 - Natural frequencies for a cantilever pipe
    • 2.5 - Dowloads
    • 2.6 - Effect of frame rack on natural frequencies of a pipe
    • 2.8 - Vibration of axially supported pipe
    • 2.9 - Downloads
    • 2.10 - Harmonic pipe vibration due to reciprocating pump
    • 2.11 - Harmonic vibration at opening of gas vent line
  • 3
    Spectrum and Time-history Analysis
    • 3.1 - Spectrum analysis and time-history analysis
    • 3.2 - Response spectra
    • 3.4 - Downloads
    • 3.5 - Instantaneous load
    • 3.6 - Opening of pressure relief valve
    • 3.8 - Earthquake analysis
    • 3.9 - Downloads
    • 3.10 - Waterhammer loads
    • 3.11 - Snubber failure due to surge loads

Course Description

How do you include the effects of pulsations, slug loads, blast loads, water hammer/surge and the opening of relief valves in your stress analysis? By learning how to use the dynamic module within CAESAR II you will be able to effectively conduct these types of analysis. By using the full capability of the CAESAR II dynamic module, the engineer will be provided with a more accurate overview of the stresses in their system compared to a quasi-steady study. Thereby it may be that the required number of modifications are reduced or unforeseen failures are identified. Various solvers are present in the CAESAR II dynamic module, namely: Modal, Time History, Harmonic and Spectrum Analyses. Which to select, and the parameters to choose, depends on the load case being analysed. At the end of this course you: are familiar with the dynamic aspects of piping systems, are competent in using the Dynamic module of CAESAR II, can apply the presented techniques to solve potential dynamic problems .

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Dynaflow Research Group is a firm which specializes in the advanced end of the engineering spectrum. Our work often requires a multi-disciplinary approach: encompassing the static and dynamic analysis of both fluids and gases, and mechanical components. We believe that we are at our best when creative thinking and a practical approach are required to tackle a problem.
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