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Piping system supports positioning

Question asked by Mahmoud Abdelaziz on Jan 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 19, 2017 by Bill McEachern

Hello everyone, i have an assignment to do, i have a firefighting system in my company which i need to 3D model and then to find the suitable locations to put supports for minimizing vibrations,My background is not so big, i am a rotating equipment engineer, but this is a task i was given and i have to do it one way or another, the piping is already built, i have all the 2D drawings including all dimensions, material, schedule, etc..

The problem was that when they started the pumps, the pipes had too much vibration exceeding their design limits, therefore our boss decided the supports were not designed correctly and had to be modified and their locations changed, i know it's not an easy thing to do, i just want to know where to start from, and whether this can be done in solidworks alone or do i need to use other simulation software?