Specification of cross-sections to be calculated according to ASME B31.8 (Input Table)

Data description/conditions:

SELEM ¹:

Number of first element where stress calculations have to be done

1 / from elements list / ²

EELEM ¹:

Number of last element where stress calculations have to be done

1 / from elements list / Undefined / ²

(If EELEM = Undefined, it is assumed that EELEM = SELEM)

TOPLOAD:

Indicator whether TOPLOAD has to be taken into account in stress calculations

Prescribed names:
No: TOPLOAD will not be added to top soil load
Yes: TOPLOAD will be added to top soil load

DESIGN-F:

Design factor according to art. 841.11 of ASME B31.8

0.4 and ≤  0.8

JOINTF-E:

Longitudinal joint factor according to art. 841.11 of ASME B31.8

0.6 and ≤  1.0

TEMPF-T:

Temperature derating factor according to art. 841.11 of ASME B31.8

0.867 and ≤  1.0

LOADTYPE:

Loading type

Prescribed names:
Long term: Loads of long duration
Short term: Occasional, non-periodic loads of short duration

AXDISP:

Axial restraint condition according to art. 833.1 of ASME B31.8

Prescribed names:
Restrained: Pipeline for which soil or supports prevent axial displacement or flexure at bends.
Unrestrained: Pipeline that is free to displace axially or flex at bends.

 

¹ Column may be toggled to X-P, AX-L, AX-LP, NODE or IDENT, see Data table toggling. If the table is toggled and the number/value in both columns is the same, then the element nearest to the specified value will be calculated unless this is a WEAK element.

² See also table error description and function conditions


H650111, last changed: 9/14/2016

See also:

Table description

Table error description