Specification of joint stiffnesses (Input Table)
Through the input data table JNTSPRS the stiffnesses of the joint types in the pipeline, if any, are provided.
For the time being 1 type is available: a bellows type of connection.
This implies that the stiffnesses are constant values and independent of the magnitude and direction of translation or rotation.
For the redistribution of the ovalisations of the single elements in Design Function 6.1 the ring stiffness indication of the joint elements is of importance. If the R(edistribution) module is lacking or the Loading Redistribution key is switched off, the specified ring stiffness doesn't matter.
H330162, last changed: 2008-07-22