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What's New in CAESAR II

The latest CAESAR II release delivers a number of significant new and extended capabilities in response to current market requirements, as well as direct feedback from the growing CAESAR II user community. The following changes have been made to CAESAR II: CAESAR II 2013 R1, Version 6.10 Updated piping code information for ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, B31.9, and Z662 codes. Enhanced and improved the Smart 3D to CAESAR II interface (PCF). (This is also available in Version 5.31.) Introduced a faster, interactive, on-demand and flexible PCF interface, called Advanced PCF (APCF) Import, into the Piping Input processor. From the APCF Import dialog box, you can quickly import the model from design software, such as Intergraph's SmartPlant 3D, saving time while reducing errors. (APCF Import is also available in Version 5.31.)

Added the import of the SmartPlant 3D (S3D)/SmartPlant Review (SPR) graphic environment (VUE file), along with filtering capabilities within CAESAR II input to provide context to the pipe stress analyst. You can also generate this VUE file from SmartPlant Review.

Updated the CAESAR II Data Export Wizard to support ODBC Microsoft Access format, which facilitates round-trip results to S3D and SPR. Added an option to store a revision number and line numbers. Added a new Restraint Summary output report. Included new functionality so you can send a user Load Case name, if specified. Implemented other enhancements to simplify the process for generating the database. Added new element order commands for block operations: invert and change sequence. Invert reverses the order of one or more elements in a selected group, as well as the node numbering. Change Sequence moves (or rearranges) the sequence of one or more blocks of elements to another location in the CAESAR II model.

Added usability improvements to reduce the input and editing time. Enhanced line numbers with a Renumber operation that lets you select a group of nodes on which to perform block operations. Added functionality that lets you renumber when you select elements on the graphical model. Added functionality that lets you renumber boundary nodes after using the Renumber operation. Enhanced the graphical model with an option to retain the colors for line numbers across user sessions on a per-job basis. Included the ability to deselect a window by using the SHIFT + CLICK window selection. Added ability to edit or delete annotations on the input and output graphics. Increased performance and functionality with enhancements. Updated the personal Isogen module to Personal ISOGEN 2012 R1 (8.1). Updated the CAESAR II 3D Graphics engine. Continued standardization for development using ASME NQA-1. Implemented Japanese localization in the following areas: Translated the user interface (Static Analysis module) and selected documentation in Japanese. Added Japanese seismic code, KHK Level 1. Added spring hanger databases for Mitsubishi, Yamashita, Sanwa Tekki, and Techno.

Updated and enhanced documentation to include more context-sensitive (F1) help and additional task-oriented information. Updated the CAESAR II main menu to use the Office 2010 ribbon interface.

Technical Changes The following list details changes to CAESAR II 2013 R1 (Version 6.10), which may affect the numeric results: Rewrote the methodology used by the Piping Error checker (PIERCK.EXE) in determining duplicated allowable stress data for the elements. (Distributed in CAESAR II 2011 R1 Version 5.30.02, 110830 build.) Corrected the calculation of the bending stress at the From end of elements for PD 8010-2 (to use the SIF for the From end instead of the To end). (Distributed in CAESAR II 2011 R1 Version 5.30.02, 110830 build.) Corrected the usage of the in-plane/out-of-plane SIF configuration setting for CODETI bends. (Distributed in CAESAR II 2011 R1 Version 5.30.04, 120525 build.) Corrected the PD 8010-2 equivalent stress calculation to consider both positive and negative bending effects. (Distributed in CAESAR II 2011 R1 Version 5.30.04, 120525 build.) Implemented additional changes to how the software duplicates the Wc and Sy material values to succeeding elements. Corrected the calculation of the NC/ND branch stress index for reduced intersections of reinforced tees. Corrected the calculation of the (dynamic) mass matrix for elements with refractory lining. Added corrosion consideration in the SIF computation for the CODETI piping code. Implemented the piping code updates for B31.9 2011 Edition. Implemented the piping code updates for B31.8 2010 Edition, including the hoops stress change for Chapter VIII.

Implemented the piping code updates for B31.3 2010 Edition, including the following revisions: Modified the calculation of longitudinal stress for Sustained loads (SUS). This previously optional calculation was referred to as ASME Code Case 178. Added input values for two new stress indexes (It, Ia). The software uses the index values in the new computation of Sustained and Occasional stresses. Added the ability to calculate the allowable stress for Sustained and Occasional cases at the temperature of the corresponding operating case. The software defaults the value to the minimum Sh value; however, you can select a corresponding Sh. Revised the allowable that CAESAR II uses for Appendix P Operating range cases to include a new reduction option based on the ratio of yield versus tensile strength (Sy/St). Updated the material properties in accordance with Appendix A. Updated the SIF determination of Fillet or Socket welds. Modified how the software determines the Sc value to use with range load cases.