Specification of cross-sections to be calculated according to ASME B31.8 (Input Table)
Through the input data table SECT318 a list of cross-sections is specified, where stress calculations have to be performed. At each section it is to be specified if the TOPLOAD has to be taken into account. Moreover, a design factor, longitudinal joint factor and temperature derating factor has to be specified, as well as the load type and the restraint condition. The calculated allowable stresses are stored in the output table CSGENB.
If detailed stress results are required using the additional output data tables, only one-cross section at the time shall be specified. For each new cross-section these detailed output tables are overwritten. Each time this function is performed by means of the unlock functionality the results of calculations on the cross-sections specified in this table are added to the output data tables of this function.
If table SECT318 contains a cross-section specification the results of which being already stored in the output data tables, calculation of this cross-section will not be done. However, the last cross-section stress results, unless this cross-section is identical with the last calculated cross-section.
H650112, last changed: 2009-01-14