NozzlePRO Essentials
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Dynaflow & Paulin Research Group

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Course Objective

"To enable NozzlePRO users to use the software proficiently and understand the code compliance checks performed by the software." 

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   6x modules

   8.5 hrs of videos


   1-yr access


This self-paced course teaches you all the fundamentals, and much more, of working with NozzlePRO.

Not just the basics. In this course, you will learn many different aspects of the NozzlePRO software, such as using the different Finite Element templates, set-up of your loads, model verification, viewing & post-processing your results and the relevance of the ASME VIII-2 stress categorization and compliance checks. 

The course allows you to learn at your own pace and is fully provided online. The training is suitable for both new users as experienced users that want to learn more about the different features of the software.

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Meet your instructors

Frank Bos, PhD

Project Manager, Dynaflow Research group

Mechanical, Piping, FEA, CFD

Willy Lock

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Paulin Research group

FEA, FEPipe, NozzlePRO, ASME B31J

Program & Details

  1. Welcome to the course

  2. Your instructors

  3. How to use this course

  4. Personal Certificate requirements

  1. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis [10min]

  2. A basic set of FEA equations [6min]

  3. Mesh resolution & singularities [8min]

  4. FEA for ASME VIII designs [5min]

  5. Equivalent stresses [9min]

  6. Stress categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2 chapter 5 "Design by Analysis" [14min]

  7. Exercise A: Stress categorization cases

  8. Stress compliance checks for ASME BPVC VIII-2 ch.5 [20min]

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.

  1. The NozzlePRO Interface [4min]

  2. Base shell types [5min]

  3. Nozzle / Attachment types [7min]

  4. Pipe size database [2min]

  5. Working in MatPRO [6min]

  6. Importing Nozzle Loads from Pipe Stress Software Manually [15min]

  7. Orientation settings [5min]

  8. Importing Nozzle Loads from Pipe Stress Software Automatically [6min]

  9. Operating versus Design pressure [7min]

  10. Visualizing your model [7min]

  11. Visually verifying your model [12min]

  12. Reviewing Results [10min]

  13. Output Reports [9min]

  14. Using the Batch Processor [7min]

  1. Boundary Conditions [13min]

  2. Model Parameters [11min]

  3. Merge Nodes Tolerance [12min]

  4. Nozzle Inserts [4min]

  5. General Options [12min]

  6. Run View Options [7min]

  7. Header Opening/Plug [3min]

  8. Engineering Details [6min]

  9. Automatic Solution Convergence [7min]

  1. Exercise B1: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads - Part 1 [PDF]

  2. Exercise B1: Video demonstration [19min]

  3. Exercise B2: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads - Part 2 [PDF]

  4. Exercise B2: Video demonstration [11min]

  5. Exercise B3: Vessel/Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads - Part 3 [PDF]

  6. Exercise B3: Video demonstration [4min]

  7. Exercise C: Ellipsoidal Head [PDF]

  8. Exercise C: Video demonstration [16min]

  9. Exercise D: Using the Batch Processor [PDF]

  10. Exercise D: Video demonstration [7min]

  1. Modeling piping actions method I: Generating SIFs [20min]

  2. Modeling piping actions method II: Including piping in your FEA [16min]

  3. Why use nozzle-shell flexibilities? [4min]

  4. Calculating nozzle flexibilities using NozzlePRO [7min]

  5. Nozzle modeling in pipe stress software [5min]

  6. The PRG sif/k module [14min]

  7. Exercise E: Modeling Piping Actions [PDF]

  8. Exercise E: Video demonstration [11min]

  1. Shoe/Saddle Wizard [26min]

  2. Exporting NozzlePRO output to .PDF [8min]

  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate

  4. Rate this course

  5. Related resources & follow up


After this course, you... 

  • are familiar with the NozzlePRO Interface & its modules,

  • know how to work with shell type FEA models,

  • understand the Options Menu & Boundary Conditions,

  • can correctly set nozzle loads,

  • know how to visually verify model settings & mesh,

  • can post-process your results,

  • understand Stress Categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2,

  • understand the associated Compliance Checks,

  • know how to model piping actions and calculate SIFs,

  • can calculate nozzle flexibilities and use them for pipe stress analysis.

This course is based on the latest release of the NozzlePRO software (v14.1).

Who should attend this course

  • Beginner NozzlePRO users that want to learn the foundations.

  • Intermediate NozzlePRO users that want to understand more about the different features.

  • Users of other PRG Suite & FE/Pipe.

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

  • Those conducting ASME VIII-2 assessments.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of NozzlePRO and FEA is required.

Level: Foundation

Access to the course. 
After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

Learn by doing.
The course is mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles is 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 6 modules with a total of 8.5 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you 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 6 modules. This allows you to perform modules again whenever you want to refresh knowledge for your daily 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.

Example Certificate:

Example Certificate of Completion

Because of the current work-from-home conditions around the world as a result of the COVID-19 virus an active NozzlePRO license is not mandatory.


  • Video lectures

  • Video demonstrations

  • PDF exercises

  • Exercise answers by demonstrations (video)

  • Multiple choice questions that help understand technical concepts

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. These form the basis for new, future videos that will be added to the online course, but they will not be answered to the student directly.

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 NozzlePRO license is recommended for this course. In the course it is assumed that the participants have access to the software. This software license is not included in the course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.

Because of the current work-from-home conditions around the world as a result of the COVID-19 virus an active license is currently not mandatory (but recommended).

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

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