Posted by: sek

FEM PACKAGE - 07/17/03 12:20 AM

Does Coade have any package to perform FEA on nozzles in a vessel? We have procured PVElite, but I think this software is not meant for performing FEA.

Posted by: Richard Ay

Re: FEM PACKAGE - 07/17/03 06:52 AM

You are correct, PVElite is not an FEA package. Rather PVElite implements the equations found in the ASME and PD5500 pressure vessel codes.

For FEA analysis of nozzles, I would recommend either FE/PIPE or NozzlePRO, both available from Paulin Research Group. Contact information is www.paulin.com and/or tony@paulin.com.