RF-PIPING Design Add-on Module for RFEM
Piping Design and Pipe Stress Analysis
The RF‑PIPING Design add‑on module performs piping designs. The program compares the existing pipe stresses with the allowable stresses according to EN 13480‑3, ASME B31.1-2012, and ASME B31.3-2012.
Analysis in RF‑PIPING Design is based on the piping model in the RF‑PIPING module.
- Design according to EN 13480-3, ASME B31.1-2012 and ASME B31.3-2012
- Check of the minimum required wall thickness of the pipes, taking into account manufacturing allowances, corrosion, and welding factor
- Analysis of stresses due to sustained loads, sustained and occasional loads as well as due to thermal expansion
- Result documentation with tables and graphics in the RFEM printout report
After modeling piping systems in RFEM using RF‑PIPING and defining loads as well as load and result combinations, you can carry out pipe stress analysis in the RF‑PIPING Design add‑on module.
You can select all or only some pipelines and loads, load or result combinations for piping design. The database contains a variety of materials of the standards EN 13480-3, ASME B31.1-2012 and ASME B31.3-2012.
After the calculation, the results are displayed in clearly arranged windows, for example by cross‑section, by pipeline, or by members. The utilization ratio can also be displayed graphically in RFEM on the entire model. This allows you to see critical or oversized areas at a glance.
In addition to input and result data including design details shown in tables, you can add any graphic into the printout report. In this way, a comprehensible and clearly arranged documentation is guaranteed. You can select the report contents and extent specifically for the individual designs.
The add-on modules RF-PIPING and RF-PIPING Design allow you to design piping systems according to EN 13480-3 , ASME B31.1 and B31.3. In the case of the European standard, the determination of pipe stresses is based on the formulas of Section 12.3 Flexibility analysis. Depending on the stress type, one or more resulting moments is applied without regard to each other. This differentiation occurs when determining the stresses due to occasional loads, for example.
- Is it possible to analyze and design piping systems in RFEM?
- Why is not possible to load the OPE combinations in the RF‑PIPING Design add-on module?
- How do I activate the modeling of pipelines?
- How is it possible to consider the real cross-section geometry of member elements in RWIND Simulation?
- I would like to create a ring pipeline consisting of several parts. How do I prevent the transitions from being connected?
- Is it possible to use RFEM for modeling a channel that is distorted from a rectangular cross-section to a pipe cross-section?
- I use rotated surfaces in my model. Now it takes a long time to open and edit the file. What can I do about it?
- I have calculated a box beam. Which surface results or surface stresses can I use to evaluate the buckling behavior of the web plates?
- Where can I find the internal forces at certain nodes in the printout report?
- Is it possible to import pipes from AutoCAD Plant 3D to RF‑PIPING Design?
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