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PVElite/CodeCalc'sinterfacetoNozzleProFEAprogram
PVEliteandCodeCalcincludeaninterfaceforfiniteelementanalysis(FEA)ofnozzletoshelljunctions.Thisanalysisuses
anencapsulatedfiniteelementprogramavailablefromPaulinResearchGroup.ThisinterfaceisavailablewithintheWRC107
moduleofPVEliteandCodeCalc.
Whenitisnecessarytodetermineshellstressesattheedgeofanattachment(likeapipenozzletovesselintersection)due
toexternalloads,engineerstypicallyturntoWeldingResearchCouncilBulletin107.However,therearetimeswhenthe
applicabilityofthisbulletinisinquestionoraparticulardesignisoutofthescopeofthebulletin.Atypicalexamplemightbe
alargenozzle.Whenthenozzlediameterdividedbytheshelldiameterisgreaterthan0.33,manyofthecurvesinWRC107
mayneedtobeextrapolated.Doingsomayleadtononconservativeresults.Inthiscaseandothers,FEAistheoneofthe
bestknownwaystogetaccurateresults.OtherexampleswhereanFEAcanbeusefularevesseltypesnotaddressedby
WRC107,includingthosewithreinforcingpads,hillsideandlateralnozzles.
FEAisapowerfultoolwhenusedcorrectly.Usersshouldhaveanunderstandingofthemethodandtheexperiencetobuild
therightfiniteelementmodel.Alongwiththetimeconstraints,engineerssometimesfinditchallengingtoexploitthefull
benefitsofFEA.TheFEA'BlackBox'easestheseconcernsbyprovidingrelativelyeasyinput,automaticmeshing,andthe
resultsforcodestresschecksalongwithotherfiniteelementresults.
Note:YouhavetopurchasetheNozzleProprogramfromPaulinResearchGroup,www.paulin.comandinstallitbefore
proceedingfurther.NozzleProcanbeinstalledinanydirectory.
Herearethestepstoinvokethisinterface:
StartCodeCalc.PVEliteusersshouldstarttheCodeCalcfromundertheInputmenu=>'ComponentAnalysisData'.Seethe
figurebelow:

SetthepathtotheNozzleProinstallationdirectory,fromtheToolsmenu=>Configuration.Seethefigurebelow:

Then,selecttheWRC107moduleandsettheanalysistypeasFEA.Next,thenozzlegeometryinformationisentered.
Nozzlescanbeintegrallyreinforcedorpadreinforcedandcanbeoftheinsertorabuttingtypeasshowninthefigurebelow:
PVEliteuserscanalsoimportthenozzledetailfromthetheirPVElitefileintoCodeCalc.

OntotheVesseltab,theavailablevesseltypesareconical,cylindrical,elliptical,flat,hemisphericalandtorispherical.
Dependinguponthetypeofthevesselspecified,additionaldatawillberequiredtocompletetheinputfortheshellorhead.
WeshallconsidertheinputsinGLOBALunits.Hereweareconcernedwiththeorientationofthevessel,andtheorientation
ofthenozzle(orattachment).WehavetoconsiderthetheDIRECTIONCOSINESUndertheloadstab,loadsandthevessel
andnozzleorientationsareentered.Forthisexampleassumethatthevesselisvertical(1,0,0)andthenozzleisalongtheX
axis(0,1,0)andthe+Yaxisisup,+Xaxisisrightand+Zaxisiscomingtowardsyou.Leavetheotherinputsblankfornow,
theyareforspecialcasessuchasahillsidenozzle.

Yourscreenshouldlooklikethis:

NextentertheloadsinSustained,Operatingand/orOccasionalcategoriesandthesustainedpressure.

Lastly,clickontheAdditionalInputbuttonandenterthejobnameforFEAandcompletetherestoftheinputasshownbelow:

NowSavethefileandanalyzeit.Theanalysiscantakeseveralminutesbasedonthemodelandspeedofyourcomputer.
Aftertherunhassuccessfullycompleted,theresultsaredisplayedintheCodeCalcwindow.Ifyouswitchbacktotheinput
youcanstillreviewtheresultsbyclickingthebuttonsthatappearontheDesigntab,asshownbelow:

Thisisaverybasicexample,butonceyouarefamiliarwiththestepsinvolved,youcanrunmorecomplexcases.
YoucanenterthedatainWRC107Convention,butwehaveshowntheglobalconvention.Youcanchangefromone
conventiontoanotherbyselectingthisradiobuttons:

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