Pipe Stress Analysis according to ASME B31.3 and EN 13480

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Starts 18 April 2024
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7 week program
31 credits
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HYB114


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Course Objective

"To provide a deep understanding of the theory, design codes and methodologies required to perform pipe stress analysis and to enhance the student's engineering judgment."

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About the course


   HYBRID

   18 April 2024

    7 weeks

   7 modules

    2-3 hrs/wk

  English

   Limited seats

   HYB114

Pipe stress engineering is a broad area of expertise. To perform a pipe stress analysis you're required to have knowledge from various subjects. From physical concepts to practical applicability, from design code specifications to piping best practices. This course will help you to become a knowledgeable pipe stress engineer that has an understanding of possible routes to solve a problem and how to execute them. 

The course starts with a basic introduction of the physics, concepts and equations relevant for pipe stress analysis. With this foundation the course slowly builds towards performing a basic pipe stress analysis by hand in the context of both the commonly used ASME B31.3 and EN13445 design codes. Note that this course does not teach you how to use pipe stress software, but focuses on understanding the theory behind it.

This course utilizes videos, exercises, live sessions and workshops, quizzes and more to provide a steep learning curve and progress the participant’s engineering judgment. 

After this course the participant has a solid understanding of pipe stress engineering and is able to apply them when designing a system.

After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh the knowledge for your projects.


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Meet your instructors


Daniëlle de Jong, MSc

Daniëlle de Jong, MSc
Program Instructor


Senior Engineer, Dynaflow Research Group


Frank Bos, PhD
Program Instructor


Project Manager, Dynaflow Research Group


the 7-week Program


  1. Instructor & student introductions

  2. Course details & schedule

  3. Using the Course Forum

  4. Certificate requirements

  5. Learning objectives

  6. Q&A

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Geometric properties of piping

  4. Typical properties of piping

  5. Forces and moments on pipes

  6. Introduction to stress

  7. Pipe stress directions

  8. Hoop stress

  9. Axial stress

  10. Radial stress

  11. External forces and bending moments

  12. Shear stress

  13. Stress/strain theory

  14. Piping codes

  15. Introduction to code stress

  16. Material Codes

  17. Allowable values according to codes

  18. Summary

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Straight pipe

  4. Thin walled vs thick walled

  5. Bends, Reducers and Tees

  6. Flanges

  7. Valves

  8. Nozzles

  9. Summary

  1. Summary Lecture: 3D Stress State

  2. Group Discussion: How to evaluate high stress?

  3. Discussing questions from Course Forum

  4. General Q&A

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Support types

  4. Stiffness, gaps and friction

  5. Spring supports

  6. Steel structures

  7. Process conditions

  8. Imposed displacements

  9. Occasional loads

  10. Supporting a simple system

  11. Summary

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Load types

  4. Failure mechanisms

  5. Sustained Loads

  6. Occasional loads

  7. Operating Loads

  8. Expansion

  9. Fatigue

  10. Load cases

  11. Summary

  1. Summary Lecture: Failure checks

  2. Group Discussion: Allowable values & safety factors

  3. Discussing questions from Course Forum

  4. General Q&A

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Flexibility analysis

  4. Stress Intensification Factors (SIFs)

  5. Code stress definition

  6. Overview code stress & allowable values

  7. Nozzle check

  8. Flange check

  9. Support check

  10. Displacements

  11. Piping stress software

  12. Summary

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Solution Process

  4. Identification of overstressed locations

  5. Application of more detail in model

  6. Design improvements

  7. Expansion loops

  8. Bellows

  9. Summary

  1. Summary Lecture: 3D Stress State

  2. Group Discussion: How to evaluate high stress?

  3. Discussing questions from Course Forum

  4. General Q&A

  1. Module introduction

  2. Basic definitions and relations

  3. Reporting a Pipe Stress Analysis

  4. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Piping

  5. Buried piping systems

  6. Water hammer phenomena

  7.  Summary

  1. Summary Lecture: Support placement best practices

  2. Group Discussion: Reducing nozzle loads

  3. Discussing questions from Course Forum

  4. General Q&A

  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate

  4. Rate this course

  5. Related resources & follow up

Results

After this course, you...

  • Understand the physics and equations behind pipe stress analyses.

  • Know how to determine material allowable values.

  • Have a general understanding about supporting and piping equipment.

  • Know which load cases are relevant for a pipe stress analysis.

  • Have seen the different failure mechanisms that can occur in piping systems.

  • Can perform a basic pipe stress analysis based on the EN 13480 and B31.3 by hand.

  • Have a good overview of what different analyses are required for a complete pipe stress analysis.

  • Understand the solution strategies to mitigate excessive pipe stresses or loads.

Who should attend this course

  • Junior pipe stress engineers with 0-3 years experience.

  • Those using pipe stress software that want to know what is behind the analysis.

  • Pipe designers that want to increase their analysis capabilities.

  • Those performing analyses using the EN 13480 and ASME B31.3.

  • Experienced pipe stress engineers that want to refresh their knowledge.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of piping systems is beneficial.

Level: Intermediate


Access to the course
After your purchase is confirmed you will see the course in your EngineeringTrainer.com dashboard. Here you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions.

Drip Schedule
The relevant items of the course, including the links for the live sessions, are provided through a drip schedule, meaning that modules will become available step-by-step as the course progresses. The pace is set up to around 1 Module per week for a period of 7 weeks resulting in a time investment of approximately 2 - 4 hours per week. Some weeks include self-paced learning, others both self-paced as live events as per the program.

Content
The course utilizes pre-recorded videos, exercises, live Q&A's and workshops, quizzes and more, most of which are to be performed on the EngineeringTrainer learning platform and to be discussed in the live sessions. Live events are provided through MS Teams for which links will be distributed from the course and recordings are made available from your dashboard. Note that no downloadable manual is available for this course as it is completely provided through our interactive portal.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again should you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.


Course start date: Thursday 18 April 2024


Part 1Kick-off (0.5hr)Thursday 18 April 2024, 10am CEST(convert time-zone)

Module 1 available in portalThursday 18 April 2024
Part 2Module 2 available in portalThursday 18 April 2024

Session A (1 hr)Thursday 16 May 2024 ,10am CET(convert time-zone)
Part 3Module 3 available in portalThursday 16 May 2024
Part 4Module 4 available in portalThursday 16 May 2024

Session B (1 hr)Thursday 23 May 2024, 10am CEST(convert time-zone)
Part 7Module 5 available in portalThursday  23 May 2024
Part 6Module 6 available in portalThursday 23 May 2024

Workshop (2 hr)Thursday  6 June 2024, 10am CEST(convert time-zone)
Part 7Module 7 available in portalThursday  6 June 2024

Session C 1 (hr)Thursday 13 June 2024, 10am CEST (convert time-zone)


After the course you receive 1-year unlimited access to all course material including recordings of the live sessions. This allows you to watch recording of lectures again whenever you need to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.


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              • Video lectures and animations,

              • Calculation exercises (hand calculations),

              • Instructor-led live sessions with lectures, group discussions, exercises and Q&A's,

              • Interactive slides & quizzes,

              • Discussion forum with other participants & instructor.

              Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

              The training material used in the live sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed.

              During this course you will be guided through the learning content using different interactive online formats which are not downloadable, but directly available through your account on EngineeringTrainer.com. 

              Summary sheets are provided at the end of each module which are available for download.

              You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

              Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

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              During the live events you can connect directly with the Instructor and Program Manager. 

              Additionally, there is a Discussion Forum available through which questions can be discussed between students and the instructor.  

              To respect the privacy of the participants the live sessions will not be recorded, and as such the live sessions cannot be played back. Therefore it is important for all participants to block the time slots of the live sessions in their calendars and be present.

              No software is required for participants of this course.

              Self-paced Modules

              If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos online and have MS Teams calls you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

              Live sessions

              Live events are provided by means of Microsoft Teams. Hence it required to have an MS Teams account. Additionally, a webcam and microphone are mandatory for the live events. Separate earplugs are recommended as to avoid sound echo.

              Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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