Specification of joint characteristics (Input Table)
Through the input data table JOINTS the characteristics of the joint types existing in the pipeline are provided.
9 different types are available to choose from.
Some of the data provided in this table can be in contradiction with the configuration of the joints generated in Design Function 2. In that case a (warning or error) message is given.
If a joint is generated in a bend resulting in an initial kink angle exceeding MaxRot, a function error message is given. A message appears also if for a HINGE an initial kink is generated in a plane that does not correspond with the plane specified in Rotdir.
For the redistribution of the ovalisations of the single elements in Design Function 6.1 the ring stiffness indication of the joint elements is of importance. If the R(edistribution) module is lacking or the Loading Redistribution key is switched off, the specified ring stiffness doesn't matter.
H330152, last changed: 2008-07-22