Just don't want to use other piping stresses valuation software such as CaeSar, etc.
Do anybody have piping FEA experience with SW Simulation?
works well if you use shells. No pipe elements in SWX. I suppose you could use beams if you can ignore internal stresses. No code checking of any sort. piping supports need some extra work.
I just have minor but important piping stresses jobs, hope I can deal with it with Solidworks Simulation only.
I would use shell elements so just sweep out surfaces or offset from a solid model.......sometime they can be problematic on getting to stitch up but not often. I take it you are just doing single pipe runs? Hopefully not too long compared to the pipe diameter - less than a 100:1 would be good.
but how to other standard piping joints parts such as gasket, valves?
go with shell for pipes,
for gasket and valves go with solid elements and apply bonded contact
how to set the pipe supports with (gap) on the pipe line if shell elements applied.
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