Pipe Stress Analysis

Addison now have the ability to perform pipe stress analysis in-house utilising the latest CEASAR II software.

CAESAR II is the market leading software for pipe stressing. It uses beam theory to evaluate piping systems and plants to international standards. CAESAR II does not use the conventional FEA Analysis that many stress packages use, but instead uses stick models comprising of elements connected by nodes. CAESAR II uses computational codes from inputted data to determine whether a particular pipe network, vessel or plant will pass or fail during operation.

CAESAR II uses three load cases to determine the feasibility of a system.

  • Sustained Loads: Those due to forces present during normal operation.
  • Occasional Loads: Those present during rare intervals of operations.
  • Displacement Loads: Those due to displacement of pipe.


This capability, twinned with our general mechanical and specifically piping design expertise and experience, now means that Addison can be your complete piping design solution.

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