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Pipe Stress Analysis  - Certificate Program

A pipe stress analysis (thermal flexibility analysis) predicts stresses in piping and loads on equipment resulting from thermal gradients, thermal transients, weights, pressure, and bolt-up strain. This study is typically required for piping that experiences high temperature fluctuations, or for long pipe runs such as hot piping to coolers or headers. The course provides participants with training in performing piping stress analysis by using software. The introduction of the course covers the basic background of codes and standards, supporting, flexibility and the main features of all piping stress analysis software. The course then presents all phases of use, including modeling, performing static analysis, review of results, performing equipment code check, design of spring supports and expansion joints, underground pipes, steel structures and dynamic analysis. The course shall include on-screen lecturing, examples, typical problem solving and hands-on training in the use of the program.

Registration begins from : March 16, 2024


90 Hrs. | 08 - 12 Weeks

Weekdays & weekend batches available


Online Session

Live & interactive sessions with industry experts


08 Modules + Project

Industry vetted curriculum designed to boost your career

Program Objective

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements for stress analysis in piping design.

  • Carry out hand calculations to code for pressure design.

  • Set out an efficient process for pipe stress analysis.

  • Build models in CAESAR II software.

  • Appreciate the requirement for formal analysis.

  • Model expansion joints, rigids, bends, supports and anchors.

  • Define load cases.

  • Review analysis results.

  • Improve layout to solve issues.

  • Present findings.

  • Check models for errors.

Pipe Stress Analysis Course Agenda

Start your upskilling journey with our guided curriculum with application based learning approach.

Module 01 | An Introduction to Stress Concept

  • Basic Stress Concept.

  • Role of Stress Engineer.

  • Basic Stress Strain Theories.

  • Basic Engineering Concepts Required for Stress Analysis.

  • Theories of Failure & Concept of Stress Range.

Module 02 | Piping Stress Analysis

  • Objectives & Definition of Stress Analysis.

  • Stress Critical Line List.

  • Information Required for Stress Analysis.

  • Piping Loads – Static & Dynamic.

  • Piping Code Theory & Code Compliance for ASME B31.3.

  • Sustained Loads, Thermal Expansion & Occasional Loads.

Module 03 | Stresses due to Sustained, Displacement Strains and Occasional Loads

  • Longitudinal Stress.

  • Longitudinal Stress from Pressure.

  • Longitudinal Stress due to Weight.

  • Allowable Displacement Stress Range.

  • Basic Allowable Stress at Maximum Material Temperature.

Module 04 | Pipe Flexibility Analysis per ASME B31.3

  • Pipe Stress Analysis Logic.

  • Minimum Flexibility Requirements.

  • Stress Range Reduction Factor - f.

  • Piping Flexibility – General Consideration.

  • Stress Analysis Flexibility Requirements.

  • Stress Analysist’s Function.

  • Scope of Code Requirements.

Module 05 | Pipe Stress Design Calculations

  • Pipe Stresses by Thermal Expansion Stress.

  • Pipe Stresses by Sustained Loads.

  • Pipe Stresses by Occasional Loads.

Module 06 | Design Calculations of Wind Load

  • Calculating Civil / Mechanical Load on Pipe Systems.

  • Hydrostatic Test Weight.

  • Wind Force & Wind Shielding.

  • Several Examples of Calculations of Wind Load on a Piping Support in Open Terrain.

Module 07 | Pipe Support and Maximum Allowable Span

  • Different Types & Functions of Pipe Support.

  • Pipe Supports Hangers, Spring Hangers, Pipe Support System.

  • Maximum Support Spacing Based on Weight.

  • Deflection Criteria and Design Loads.

  • Suggested Pipe Support Spacing.

  • Examples of Types of Support and Maximum Allowable Span

Module 08 | Pipe Stress Analysis using CAESAR II

  • Primary & Secondary Stresses.

  • Creating Input Data.

  • Design for Piping Loads.

  • Modelling & Editing of Piping Systems in CAESAR II.

  • Supporting of Piping Systems (Support Types).

  • Sustained and Expansion Stresses.

  • Design Code Requirements (e.g. B31.3, B31.1).

  • Assorted Modelling, Analysis and Compliance Topics.

  • Resolution of Overstress due to Thermal Expansion.

  • Friction Effects.

  • Adding Flexible Connections (Vessels).

  • Assessing Equipment Allowable Loads.

  • Combining Piping Systems.

  • Load Case Combinations.

  • Modelling and Analysis of a Transmission Line.

  • Modelling and Analysis of a Jacketed Riser.

  • List/Edit Modelling, Jacketed Pipe, Wind & Hydrodynamic Loading.

  • Static Seismic Loads.

  • Analysis Documentation & Static Analysis Workshop.

  • Model Generation, System Evaluation, System Re-Design.

  • Stress Simulation & Review the Outputs.

  • Preparation of Stress Analysis Report.

Who Will Benefit

College Students & Recent

Prepare for your next opportunity by pursuing process design skills from industry experts

Those Considering for Post Graduation

Strengthen your core technical skills before pursuing an MBA, M-Tech or other specialization program

Experienced & Mid-Career Professionals

Broaden your learning horizon & upskill to supercharge your career & to amplify your growth opportunities

Career Options

Piping Stress Engineer has great scope in India & Abroad. Stress Engineering is a specialized engineering discipline that deals with the planning and layout of a robust piping system with an aim to effectively transport fluids, such as liquids and gases, from one point to the other within a process plant or a commercial building.


Owing to the fact that pipes are quite elementary to our day-to-day needs and to industries such as Oil & Gas, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, Chemical etc., there is always a need for trained and skilled Piping Engineers who can support the design, implementation and maintenance of complex and large-scale piping systems for these industries.

Program Eligibility

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with relevant work experience from any recognized University or an equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% marks at Graduation Level.

Program Fees

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