FEPipe Essentials

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Frank Bos, PhD

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Course Objective

"To give FEPipe users a strong understanding of performing ASME VIII-2 “Design by Analysis” calculations using FEPipe and the many capabilities of the software." 

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   12 hours


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This course teaches you all the fundamentals of working with FEPipe and is beneficial for both new and existing users.

Many different aspects of FEPipe are covered, including the analysis of typical geometries such as heads and nozzles, but also custom attachments, build using plates, and assemblies of multiple models are discussed. The entire workflow is covered in detail including visual model verification, boundary conditions and result viewing options. Also advanced modelling features in FEPipe, flange analysis, thermal transient analysis, calculating mechanical eigenmodes and much more. Also, software modules like AxiPRO and Stressplot, which are part of the PRG Suite and relate to the use of FEPipe, are discussed.

There will also be extensive seminars on Part 5 of the ASME BPVC VIII-2 so that participants become proficient in conducting a “Design by Analysis” assessment.

The course consists of 7 online modules based on video lectures, software tutorials and exercises. 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.

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Meet your instructor

Frank Bos, PhD

Project Manager, Dynaflow Research Group

Mechanical, Piping, FEA, CFD

Thijs Krijger, PhD

Senior Engineer, Dynaflow Research Group

Mechanical, Piping, FEA

Program & Details

  1. Welcome & Your Instructor

  2. Content Overview

  3. How to use this course

  4. Questions Forum

  1. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

  2. Introduction to FEPipe

  3. Template Roadmap - Which template should I use?

  4. Exercise: Stress categorization

  1. The Nozzle, Plate & Shell Template

  2. Plotting and Model Verification Tools

  3. Exercise: A basic FEPipe model

  4. Exercise: Modelling a vessel with various nozzles

  5. Exercise: Vessel-Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads

  1. Piping considerations

  2. Modeling in the String Template

  3. Exercise: Modelling piping actions

  4. Exercise: B31.3 SIF comparison

  5. Exercise: Modeling Piping Actions

  1. Database Operations

  2. Exercise: Database Operations

  3. Structural Attachments

  4. Exercise: Structural Attachments

  5. How to apply line and surface loads in FEPipe

  1. The Axisymmetric Template

  2. Flange assessment using AxiPRO

  3. Modeling Tube Bundles with AxiSymmetric Template

  4. Introduction to Fatigue Analysis

  5. Stress Linearization with StressPlot

  6. Exercise: Axisymmetric Template & Stress Linearization

  7. Exercise: Fatigue assessment

  8. Exercise: Thermal Transient

  9. Exercise: Stress Linearization

  1. Introduction to Dynamic, Modal & Buckling Analysis

  2. Exercise: Buckling due to external pressure

  3. Exercise: Elastic Column Buckling, Natural Frequencies and Harmonic Excitation

  1. 3D drawing tools

  2. Plastic/non linear assessment

  1. Course evaluation survey

  2. Your Personal Certificate

  3. Rate this course

  4. Related resources

  5. Follow up


After this course, you...

  • are familiar with the FEPipe Interface,

  • know how to work with the templates in FEPipe,

  • have a basic understanding of Stress Categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2,

  • know how to visually verify model settings & mesh,

  • can build custom structures in FEPipe using plates,

  • are able to combine models to analyze complete geometries,

  • know how to model piping actions and calculate SIFs,

  • know how to utilize line and surface loads for your models,

  • are able to use the axisymmetric template,

  • can perform fatigue analysis using linearization in FEPipe,

  • are able to calculate eigenmodes and buckling modes using dynamic assessments,

  • understand how to perform thermal transient calculations in FEPipe,

  • can use the drawings tools options in FEPipe.

Who should attend this course

  • Both new and existing users of FEPipe.

  • Those that want to understand more about the capabilities of FEPipe.

  • Those conducting ASME VIII-2 assessments.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of FEPipe is required.

Level: Intermediate

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 analyse 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 7 modules with a total of 12 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.

Participants of this course receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

  • complete each module of the course,

  • filling in the Course Evaluation Survey.

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  • Video lectures,

  • Video demonstrations,

  • 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.

An active FEPipe license is recommended for this course. This is not included in the course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.

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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