CAESAR II makes it easy to input and display all the data needed to accurately define a piping system analysismodel. Input can be accessed or modified on an element-by-element basis, or datasets can be selected to make global changes.
The CAESAR II input graphics module makes quick work of developing analysis models while clearly indicating areas of concern and providing an excellent idea of the piping system's flexibility. Color-coded stress models and animated displacements for any stress load case are available.
Design Tools and Wizards
Tools and wizards for tasks such as creating expansion loops or viewing plant models in the analysis space help bridge the gap between knowledge and experience. Such tools take the guess work out of producing accurate analysis and recommending practical design changes.
Besides the evaluation of a piping system’s response to thermal, deadweight and pressure loads, CAESAR II analyzes the effects of wind, support settlement, seismic loads and wave loads.
Nonlinear effects such as support lift off, gap closure and friction are also included. CAESAR II also selects the proper springs for supporting systems with large vertical deflections. Dynamic analysis capabilities include modal, harmonic, response spectrum and time history analysis.
The CAESAR II program includes an integrated error checker. This error checker analyzes the user input and checks for consistency from both a "finite element" and "piping" point of view. Reports are clear, accurate concise and fully user definable.
CAESAR II incorporates table look-ups for piping materials and components plus expansion joints, structural steel sections, spring hangers and material properties including allowable stress. This ensures correct datasets are used for each analysis. CAESAR II comes complete with major international piping codes.
Directly Transfer Piping Geometry from CADWorx® Plant
CADWorx® Plant is the first full-featured, drafting/design software that can correctly transfer data to pipe stress analysis software. Because CADWorx Plant can write directly to a CAESAR II file, there is no need for intermediate conversions.
This direct transfer from CADWorx Plant to CAESAR II ensures that all piping geometry specified by the CAD designer can be sent to the pipe stress engineer, and included in the stress analysis.