Piping Stress Analysis

Course Description

This comprehensive course is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of piping stress analysis using the Caesar II software. It covers fundamental concepts, software navigation, modeling techniques, and practical applications of stress analysis in various industries. Participants will gain hands-on experience and practical skills essential for successful piping system design and analysis.

Course Duration:

3 days


  • Basic knowledge of piping systems and terminology
  • Familiarity with engineering principles

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Piping Stress Analysis

  • Overview of Piping Stress Analysis and Role of a Stress Engineer
  • Industry Standards and Codes (ASME B31.1, B31.3, etc. Focus of this course will be ASME B31.3)
  • Overview of Caesar II Software
  • Visual Stress vs. Formal Stress
    • Support Span Tables
    • Stress Critical line list
    • Defining Stress Systems

Module 2: Fundamentals of Stress Analysis

  • Stress-Strain Relationships
  • Theories of failure
  • Types of Stresses (Hoop, Axial, Bending, Torsion) and Beam Elements
  • Primary and secondary stresses
  • Stress Intensification Factors
  • Allowable Stress and Material Properties

Module 3: Piping Modeling and Data Input

  • Creating Piping Geometry
  • Material Assignment
  • Pipe Supports and Restraints
  • Boundary Conditions

Module 4: Load Cases and Load Combinations

  • Operating Load Cases
  • Expansion, Occasional, and Sustained Load Cases
    • PSV Force
    • Slug Force
  • Load Combinations
  • Expansion Case, Piping Flexibility and Friction

Module 5: Static Analysis in Caesar II

  • Stress Output Interpretation
  • Overstress due to Sustained Load
  • Overstress due to Thermal Expansion (& other secondary loads)
    • Spring design & Modeling in CAESAR II
    • Nozzle flexibility
    • Expansion Joints, Expansion Loops
  • Rotating and Stationary Equipment Nozzle Allowable Loads
  • Flange Leakage
  • Jacketed Piping

Module 6: Dynamic Analysis

  • Basics of Dynamic Analysis
  • Modal Analysis
  • Harmonic Analysis based on Field Vibration Data
  • Time History Analysis for Water Hammer, Relief Valve Analysis, and Slug Flow
  • Response Spectrum Analysis

Module 7: Troubleshooting and Error Checking

  • Common Errors and Warnings in Caesar II
  • Troubleshooting and Rectifying Model Issues

Module 8: Practical Applications and Case Studies

  • Real-World Case Studies
  • Piping System Optimization
  • Addressing Complex Piping Scenarios

Course Materials:

  • Lecture Notes and Handouts
  • Caesar II Software
  • Reference Materials and Codes (ASME B31.3)

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About the Course Instructor

Dr. M. Reza Hoseini,

Ph.D., MSc, PEng

Dr. Mohammad R. Hoseini, an accomplished Mechanical Engineer, brings over decades of extensive experience in plant environments and EPC projects to the “Piping Stress Analysis Using Caesar II” course. His expertise encompasses piping stress analysis, pressure vessels, FEA analysis, and rotating equipment. Dr. Hoseini has a proven track record of successfully managing intricate projects and exhibiting leadership across various roles. His proficiency has led companies to seek his expertise for standards development, the design of non-standard systems, and elevating engineering quality within mechanical/piping departments. 

Combining a strong academic foundation with practical hands-on experience, Dr. Hoseini offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, making this course an invaluable opportunity to tap into his deep understanding of the subject matter and its real-world applications. Join Dr. Hoseini to enhance your Caesar II skills and gain a comprehensive understanding of piping system analysis.

Course Schedule

20th May – 22nd May 2024

* This is an online course which will be presented via microsoft Team

Course Price

Regular Fee :  £649,99 (Excluded VAT)

Dicounted Fee (*): £599,99 (Excluded VAT)

*Discounted price is applicable to early bird registration (before 3rd May 2024), for corporate (group of 3 or more people),  and MSc or PhD students.