Maximum stresses over the circumference and checks according to the Belgian Law for gas pipelines (Output Table)

Table description:

The output table SMAXBEL provides a list of maximum hoop stresses, uniaxial stresses and Von Mises stresses over the circumference of the cross-sections.

The uniaxial and Von Mises stresses are obtained from the summation of stress components resulting from the overall behaviour of the pipeline and the ring behaviour of the cross-section. Moreover the calculated stresses have been checked against the criteria for the hoop stress set by the Belgian law for gas pipelines and other important criteria.

The stresses provided are the maximum (tensile or compressive) values over 48 points over the circumference of the cross-section (both at inner and outer wall face). Detailed stress data of the last data line of the table are contained in the additional output data table STRSBEL.

The table acts in an accumulative way if the unlock option is used. See table description PSTRMAX.

The loadcase name and a possible phase number are shown in the table heading. The same applies for the indication whether or not ovalisation redistribution has been applied.


H640512, last changed: 2009-01-09

See also:

Data description/conditions

Table error description

Design Function 6.2 (Belgian Law)