Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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FEA Capable to simulate a PL on a pipe?

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01-18-2013 08:17 AM

Hello all,

I am wondering if the FEA in Inventor 2013 is capable of simulating a pipe under a point load and at what point the pipe fails.  Its a simple 2in dia pipe supported by a vertical tube with a load of 'X' centered on the pipe.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: FEA Capable to simulate a PL on a pipe?

01-18-2013 09:14 AM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

Yes, it can do this.  But it depends on what you mean by failure.  Inventor will perform a linear analysis, so any result with stresses above the yield stress will be meaningless.  But if by failure you mean "exceeds the yield limit", then Inventor will be of use.

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