Hi All,

May i know the practice followed by stress guys for providing loads at Axial stop (Point A) location for the below shown configuration.

Ideally, if the distance on Right hand side and left hand side of point A are equal(Equi-distance loops), then zero loads will be shown at location A. This condition is achieved when line gets heated up completely and reaction forces are generated.

In real, due to time taken to get the line charged, this phenomenon may not happen. In this situation what loads may be transferred to Civil for safe design.