Why choose CADWorx? CADWorx includes the most complete range of tools for efficient plant design. CADWorx is easy to learn and has helped thousands of corporations create revenue-earning deliverables quicker and more accurately.
Hepp enjoys his job and helping his users reach their full potential.
“Every day is a new challenge, a new opportunity, and that’s what it’s all about,” said Hepp.
Dominik Hepp joined Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions in 2011. He came to Intergraph with several years of experience in EPC Project Engineering, Project Management, and Engineering Management. He started his tenure at Intergraph leveraging his technical knowledge in providing end-user technical support, product testing, and training/presentation support for the CADWorx Plant Design Suite, CAESAR II, and product integration. Since then, Hepp has led QA process improvement as Quality Assurance Manager, and is currently the Product Owner for CADWorx Plant and P&ID.
Check out PV Elite Productivity Training and how it can benefit your career. This is one of the few pressure vessel and exchanger design and analysis courses combining technical knowledge with practical training. Attendees will learn not only how to use PV Elite more effectively, but also learn how to become better engineers.
Attend a PV Elite Productivity Training class in our Houston office October 2-4.
Scott Mayeux, technical director at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, discusses why engineers should choose TANK in this new video.
“TANK, with all of its capabilities, helps us to analyze older tanks that may have suffered some corrosion issues, and will also let us easily design new tanks as well,” said Mayeux. “We use API 650 and API 620 codes and we run through all those calculations to make sure that we get those wall thicknesses correct.”
Why choose TANK? TANK is a comprehensive, easy-to-use software package for the design, analysis and evaluation of oil storage tanks. It provides users with quick and accurate designs for new tanks and evaluation of existing tanks.
“I love working out complicated issues,” said Mayeux. “I love getting feedback from our users.”
Scott Mayeux serves as Technical Director of Product Development at Intergraph. He is in charge of software development for Intergraph’s pressure vessel and exchanger solution PV Elite as well as the API 650 product TANK for large diameter oil storage tank analysis. He is a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the engineering and software development fields. Scott’s area of expertise is in the integration of ASME and other codes and standards into the PV Elite software. He has gained experience in pipe stress analysis as well as other standards such as WRC, TEMA, and API. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. For the last 15 years, he has served as an ASME Code Committee member in the Subgroup on Heat Transfer Equipment (SGHTE).
Luis Sanjuan, software developer at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, shares why engineers should choose PV Elite in this new video.
“PV Elite makes it easier, faster, and helps you be able to produce more,” said Sanjuan.
“We’re trying to overcome challenges that come through the business. We’re trying to listen more from our users. What they want to see is more integration,” said Sanjuan. “That’s actually one of the great things about PV Elite.”
Why choose PV Elite? PV Elite helps users develop and design pressure vessels according to specific pressure vessel codes. Thanks to its simple interface, users can design a vessel and run their analysis easily and quickly.
“They are just doing a couple of inputs and being able to enter the information, running the analysis and being able to see the final answer,” said Sanjuan.
Sanjuan graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Intergraph in 2008, and since then he has helped hundreds of PV Elite users, and their companies, become more efficient, by helping them improve their product knowledge and work processes. Sanjuan performs software development and technical support for PV Elite and CodeCalc.
Why choose CADWorx? CADWorx includes the most complete range of tools for effective plant design. CADWorx is easy to learn and has helped thousands of corporations create revenue-earning deliverables quicker and more accurately.
“It takes a very short amount of time for people to actually learn the software and become productive,” said Smith.
Why choose GT STRUDL? GT STRUDL has a proven 40-year track record and is one of the most widely accepted computer-aided engineering and design tools for structural and mechanical analysis and design. It is trusted and used globally by thousands of engineers to quickly and efficiently deliver accurate results.
“Once you learn how to use it, your options are pretty much limitless,” said Hodges.
Hodges also describes the difficulty of analyzing tensile fabric structures in the video.
with David Diehl, P.E., Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
If you’re new to CAESAR II, you may have missed the four-part Dynamic Piping Analysis webinar series hosted by David Diehl. These value-packed webinars, originally presented 2011-2013, are some of the most requested recordings in our library. See why for yourself.
Topics covered include:
Seismic Analysis of Piping Systems by the Response Spectrum Method
Time History Analysis
Part 1: Modal Analysis Date: May 26, 2011 Cost: free eSeminar
This opening session focuses on modal extraction – the first step in most dynamics evaluation and a building block in all modal analyses. A brief review of dynamic concepts used here will be followed by a review of the modal analysis input parameters. The accuracy of the (static input) piping model is discussed. Finally, using the natural frequency calculation as a simple screening tool for system reliability wraps up this presentation.
Part 2: Harmonics Date: January 30, 2012 Cost: free eSeminar
Cyclic loads of even small magnitude can damage piping systems and most shaking pipe is a cause for concern. CAESAR II can be used to replicate piping response to these harmonic loads. Once the computer model matches the physical system, the model can be confidently adjusted to de-tune the response. The focus here is this forcing-frequency-to-natural-frequency ratio and not on evaluating a calculated fatigue stress amplitude. This webinar develops the CAESAR II input required for harmonic analysis and the engineering concepts involved.
Part 3: Seismic Analysis of Piping Systems by the Response Spectrum Method Date: November 29, 2012 Cost: free eSeminar
Seismic analysis by the response spectrum method is a form of modal analysis. Each system mode of vibration is independently excited by the seismic event and then these modal responses are combined. This webinar develops the CAESAR II input required for seismic analysis using the response spectrum method – setting and entering the response spectrum, defining the shock magnitude and direction, and specifying the modal combination method. Basic dynamic analysis and engineering concepts will be used in developing this input. CAESAR II dynamic output is quite helpful in confirming the correctness of the model and in diagnosing problems. This output is reviewed to highlight these advantages.
Part 4: Time History Analysis Date: October 17, 2013 Cost: free eSeminar
Time history analysis provides the most realistic specification of dynamic loads in CAESAR II. The program’s modal time history analysis can simulate system response to several force-versus-time events. This approach is best suited to represent well-defined transient events traveling though the piping system such as pressure waves associated with a fluid hammer event. (In many cases, because of its exact event modeling, time history serves more as a forensic analysis tool rather than an initial design tool.) This webinar develops the CAESAR II input required for time history analysis – setting and entering the time history and load vectors and, perhaps more importantly, set the proper CAESAR II “Control Parameters” for the analysis. The program results are also be reviewed to highlight added capabilities there. Basic dynamic analysis and engineering concepts are used in this presentation.
David Diehl graduated with a BSME from Lehigh University USA in 1976. Upon graduation he took a post as a technical support representative for Auton Computing in New York City. After four years David relocated to Houston, Texas providing technical support for Auton’s Dynaflex – a mainframe-based piping system analysis program. In 1986, he took a position at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (COADE, Inc.) introducing and selling CAESAR II – the world’s first PC-based pipe stress analysis package. While at ICAS Dave earned his Professional Engineering license and served as the product manager for CAESAR II. He currently manages ICAS training and is the lead instructor for CAESAR II and the principal author of the CAESAR II on-line training course (available at www.pipingdesignonline.com). Dave joined the B31.3 Process Piping Committee in 1999. He now serves as the Vice-Chair of that committee and a prior Chair of the B31.3 Subgroup on Design. He also served 16 years on the Board of Directors for SPED – the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers.
“Nonlinear analysis” is a term thrown out in the world of structural analysis more frequently thanks to the requirements of the current AISC 14th Ed. code. The chapter “Design for Stability” and cl. C2 of this code states “the analysis shall be a second-order analysis that considers both P- D and P- d effects…”
Second-order analysis is a form of nonlinear analysis along with structural geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, support condition nonlinearity, or a combination of all. This is where most of the confusion comes into the picture.
In a busy production environment where design and drawing deliverables are needed, the tendency is to utilize available tools to get designs out of the door quickly. With a new major code analysis requirement, engineers really need to step back to see the “why,” “where,” “how,” and “what” before attempting to apply the information discussed in the newer versions of these design codes. This presentation shows how engineers could grasp the analysis requirements of the current AISC 14th Ed. code and use it with more confidence and appropriately without having to do any complicated and elaborate hand verification calculations.
Ravi Ozarker is the GT STRUDL Support Consultant for Intergraph. As a structural engineer and engineering software developer for the past 13 years, he has worked for several organizations in different roles, such as consulting engineering, government agencies, semi government agencies, software companies, EPCs, transmission tower design corporations, research universities, and air pollution modeling and monitoring in the U.S. and Canada. This range of experience has given Ravi unique insight into how each of these entities function and what internal processes and bottlenecks one can run into when completing projects under deadlines and with multi-discipline collaboration required.
Now is a great time to take your technology knowledge to the next level with CAESAR II training. Whether you're a new or experienced CAESAR II user, you will learn how to make the best use of your software with these training classes in Houston:
CAESAR II Statics
CAESAR II Dynamics
CAESAR II Statics
CAESAR II Statics
CAESAR II Productivity Training is more than just learning how to use the program. It incorporates Piping Code background along with proper engineering application of the software. Attendees develop real-world knowledge of static analysis while also learning how to use CAESAR II for cost-effective piping design. Learn about:
Piping code background and requirements.
Proper modeling techniques.
Guidelines for piping system design.
Interpreting program results.
Half-day Case Studies include:
Modeling buried pipe using a pipeline code; fatigue evaluation.
Modeling and evaluating FRP pipe; static evaluation of seismic loads.
Wind and wave loads on an offshore riser.
CAESAR II Dynamics
CAESAR II Productivity Training is highly regarded for its blend of background theory, use of CAESAR II, and engineering application. Attendees will develop real-world knowledge of dynamic analysis of systems while also learning how to use CAESAR II for cost-effective piping design. Topics covered:
Dynamic response of mechanical systems
Building a dynamic model for analysis
Interpreting dynamic analysis results
Solving field vibration problems using harmonic analysis
Seismic analysis using the response spectrum method
Evaluating transient loads with time history analysis
Additional components include:
A survey of approaches to evaluating relief valve discharge
Workshop exercise in slug flow evaluation
Workshop using time history methods to verify a dynamic load factor
Richard Ay, P.E., vice president of Analysis at Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, explains why engineers should choose CAESAR II in this new video.
“CAESAR II enables engineers to evaluate the safety of piping systems from a stress and load point of view. The models are constructed in the software and then analyzed according to various codes and standards,” said Ay.
“The engineer reviews the results and then the decision is made if the system is acceptable. If it is not acceptable according to the criteria of the project, then modifications are made.”
Richard Ay is a registered professional engineer who serves as the vice president for analysis products. In 1985, at the request of Tony Paulin, one of the founders of COADE, Ay joined the company, which later became part of Intergraph. He has worked on the development of CAESAR II, TANK, product licensing, QA, technical support procedures, and technical presentations. Ay has previous experience at a major EPC firm and an offshore consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Ay is a member of ASCE and ASME.