Intergraph CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards. CAESAR II is the pipe stress analysis standard against which all others are measured.
CAESAR II makes it easy to input and display all the data needed to accurately define a piping system analysis model. Input can be accessed or modified on an element-by-element basis, or datasets can be selected to make global changes.
The CAESAR II input graphics module makes quick work of developing analysis models while clearly indicating areas of concern and providing an excellent idea of the piping system’s flexibility. Color-coded stress models and animated displacements for any stress load case are available.
Design Tools and Wizards
Tools and wizards for tasks such as creating expansion loops or viewing plant models in the analysis space help bridge the gap between knowledge and experience. Such tools take the guess work out of producing accurate analysis and recommending practical design changes.
Besides the evaluation of a piping system’s response to thermal, deadweight and pressure loads, CAESAR II analyzes the effects of wind, support settlement, seismic loads and wave loads. Nonlinear effects such as support lift off, gap closure and friction are also included. CAESAR II also selects the proper springs for supporting systems with large vertical deflections. Dynamic analysis capabilities include modal, harmonic, response spectrum and time history analysis.
Error Checking and Reports
The CAESAR II program includes an integrated error checker. This error checker analyzes the user input and checks for consistency from both a “finite element” and “piping” point of view. Reports are clear, accurate concise and fully user definable.
Material and Assemblies Databases
CAESAR II incorporates table look-ups for piping materials and components plus expansion joints, structural steel sections, spring hangers and material properties including allowable stress. This ensures correct datasets are used for each analysis. CAESAR II comes complete with major international piping codes.
Bi-directional Interface with Design
CAESAR II incorporates the industry’s first and only seamless, bi-directional link between CAD plant design and engineering analysis. This link to Intergraph CADWorx® Plant allows the passing of design and analysis data between these packages without data loss.