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#74110 - 11/06/19 12:00 PM Stiffness for Strut
stress_baby Offline
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is it really required to specify strut stiffness in caesar?
meanwhile we are not using stiffness's to normal guide support.

Regards
Paru

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#74111 - 11/06/19 12:47 PM Re: Stiffness for Strut [Re: stress_baby]
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If you were to input the actual stiffness and your analysis resulted in a failure, then yes, you are required to input the struct stiffness.

Otherwise, no, you aren't.

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#74112 - 11/06/19 01:09 PM Re: Stiffness for Strut [Re: stress_baby]
Faizal K Offline
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Sounds like you've been instructed to do so. If that's the case, where did the instruction come from? I can't think of a scenario when it is necessary to model the stiffness of a strut. If one end of the strut is attached to a relatively flimsy structural member, then in CAESAR I may model the strut as a rod with stiffness. And the stiffness would be that of the structural member, not the axial stiffness of the strut.

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#74114 - 11/07/19 09:56 AM Re: Stiffness for Strut [Re: Faizal K]
stress_baby Offline
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Registered: 02/21/13
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it was client comment to use equivalent stiffness for strut support. im still not convinced why this requirement is only for strut.I have similar arrangement of piping where instead of strut i used shoe support ,in this case we are not instructed to use any stiffness.

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#74116 - 11/07/19 08:57 PM Re: Stiffness for Strut [Re: stress_baby]
Faizal K Offline
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interesting indeed.

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#74117 - 11/08/19 06:51 AM Re: Stiffness for Strut [Re: stress_baby]
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May be the strut you have specified has lower rated load with high slenderness ratio

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