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The Bentley AutoPIPE learning path is the recommended progression of professional development for infrastructure professionals who use AutoPIPE products. Users accrue one Learning Unit for each hour of AutoPIPE training they complete. These Learning Units are Bentley Institute’s equivalent to Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and are added to a personal online transcript that demonstrates professional growth over time.


Course Type:
Classroom Learning: Hands-on
Course Description:

Products Covered: AutoPipe

Target Audience: Plant Engineer; Structural Engineer

Intended for new or existing users, students acquire knowledge about stress analysis and begin to use Bentley AutoPIPE successfully on a project. Students learn how to model and solve stress analysis problems.

It is not the intent of this course to teach piping code or stress analysis. There are several piping code specific classes offered by ASME that would be beneficial to the student prior to taking this course.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about AutoPIPE capabilities, and new enhancements to the current version.
  • Learn about the supported piping codes and the difference between the different editions of the program.
  • Learn how to create piping segments, add bends, tees and length units.
  • Learn how to use the keyboard commands.
  • Learn how to do some basic model building for a simple model with anchors, supports, and expansion loops.
  • Learn how to define pumps and produce pump reports.
  • Learn how to use the copy, paste and rotate operations.
  • Learn how to use wind, earthquake and nonlinear analysis, and also show nozzle thermal movement and support lift-off.
  • Learn how to model nozzle flexibility, cut short and trunnion supports.
  • Learn how to model flexible joints, short radius elbows and elbows with larger pipe thickness.
  • Learn how to review a model that does not satisfy the given piping code, identify the causes of overstress and add supports or loops to fix the problem.
Course Topics:
  • AutoPIPE capabilities and new enhancements
  • Supported piping codes
  • Creating piping segments, adding bends, tees and length units
  • Using keyboard commands
  • Basic model building including anchors, supports and expansion loops
  • Defining pumps and pump reports
  • Using the copy, paste and rotate operations
  • Using wind, earthquake and nonlinear analysis
  • Modeling nozzle flexibility, cut short and trunnion supports
  • Modeling flexible joints, short radius elbows and elbows with larger pipe thickness
  • Reviewing a model for piping codes, causes of overstress, supports and loops

Course Details:

Course Prerequisites:

  • User should have mechanical, structural or plant engineering experience.

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Bentley Institute

20 Bentley LU