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"To give pipe stress engineers a solid understanding of the methods and backgrounds involved with dynamic assessment of piping systems."
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About the course
This course teaches you all the fundamentals of dynamic stress assessments of piping systems.
By means of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of cases you will learn the theory, physics and computational methods applied in modern day pipe stress assessments of dynamic phenomena.
Topics such as model analysis, Dynamic Load Factor (DLF), spectrum analysis and time history analysis are discussed in detail. Comparisons are made between the different techniques that allow you to judge which one is most suitable for your situation.
The course consists of 4 online modules based on video content. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Meet your instructor
Wijnand Schoemakers, MSc
Project Engineer, Dynaflow Research group
Mechanical, Piping, FEA, Flow
Program & Details
Welcome & Your instructor
How to use this course
Relevance of dynamic assessment
Types of vibrations in piping systems
Vibration sources in piping systems
Vibration allowables for piping systems
Typical analysis methods for vibrating pipes
A sample of the first module is available for free, so you can learn more about the teaching style and understand if the course fits your needs.
Concepts & definitions Part 1
Concepts & definitions Part 2
Modal analysis Part 1
Modal analysis Part 2
Dynamic Load Factor (DLF) Part 1
Dynamic Load Factor (DLF) Part 2
Quasi-static analysis Part 1
Quasi-static analysis Part 2
Pipe modeling for dynamic analysis
Pipe flexibility factors for dynamic analysis
Supporting structures for dynamic analysis
Modal coordinates Solution method - part 1
Modal coordinates Solution method - part 2
Spectrum analysis Solution method - part 1
Spectrum analysis Solution method - part 2
Time history analysis Solution method
Analyzing water hammer Example - Part 1
Analyzing water hammer Example - Part 2
Harmonic analysis in piping systems
Compressor loads Example - Part 1
Compressor loads Example - Part 2
Compressor loads Example - Part 3
Compressor loads Example - Part 4
Q-Static vs. Spectrum earthquake loading - Part 1
Q-Static vs. Spectrum earthquake loading - Part 2
Recap dynamic stress analysis
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After this course, you...
Understand the different dynamic analysis techniques used by pipe stress software,
have seen numerous examples of how these techniques are applied to assess pipe vibrations,
are familiar with the theory and concepts behind modal analysis, time history analysis, harmonic analysis and spectrum analysis,
are able to judge which technique is most suitable for your situation.
Who should attend this course
Pipe stress engineers that want to understand dynamic stress assessment for piping systems,
Users of CaesarII and other pipe stress software that have experience with static analysis,
Pipe stress engineers that want to expand their knowledge into dynamic assessments,
Those conducting dynamic stress assessments that want to deepen their understanding.
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of static pipe stress analysis is required.
Access to the course.
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.
Exercises are available in the form of multiple-choice quizzes to help you grasp technical concepts and in the form of .pdf-files with instructions to build and analyze different models and answer related questions. Video demonstrations of the exercises are available.
This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 4 modules with a total of 3 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.
A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.
Exercise .pdf-files for download,
Exercise answers by means of video demonstrations,
Discussions forum with other participants & instructor.
The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, software models or other file types.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions in the Discussions Forum of the course. These are either answered directly in the forum or form the basis for new videos that are added to the online course on a regular basis.
Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new course videos.
No software is required for participants of this course.
Demonstrations are provided using the software CaesarII, but having access to this software is not required.
If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.
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