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Pipeline Lift Analysis - Strange Results

Question asked by Mike Armstrong on May 20, 2014
Latest reply on May 26, 2014 by Jared Conway



First post here so please bear with me.


I am trying to run a pipeline spool lift analysis in Simulation and getting strange results, well strange reaction force results.


It is a 4 point lift and I have assumed that the spoolpeice is supported half the pipe circumference between 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock and lifted vertically. The only applied load is gravity.


The issue is that the resultant force in the Y-direction is greater than the weight of the spoolpeice c/w flanges.


I am missing something?


I have attached the model and simulation result files. Please let me know if these are not required in the future.