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#73270 - 05/13/19 08:42 AM Applying slug forces on elbow
Paul_M Offline
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Registered: 02/01/19
Posts: 2
Loc: UK
Hello,

I am carrying out a static analysis where we are applying slug forces. A lot of the pipework is skewed (not on x or z axis) and therefore I am rotating the model to get it on the axis when applying the forces at the elbow.

Is there a simpler way of doing this using Caesar?

Thanks

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#73271 - 05/13/19 09:03 AM Re: Applying slug forces on elbow [Re: Paul_M]
anubis512 Offline
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Registered: 08/24/18
Posts: 48
Loc: USA
If you know the magnitude of the force, you could just use the piping cosine values to determine the angle and calculate the appropriate FX/FY/FZ forces.

It may be easier in the fact that you don't have to rotate the model, but involves more front end work...

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#73274 - 05/14/19 07:25 AM Re: Applying slug forces on elbow [Re: Paul_M]
Michael_Fletcher Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 710
Loc: Louisiana, US
To access the direction cosines, click on the ">>" symbol on the border on the dimensions region in the input editor.
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