ASME VIII-2 Analysis using FEPipe Training Course

FEPipe is a template-driven Finite Element soft­ware package, specifically designed for the needs of engineers in the piping and pressure vessel industries. FEPipe is part of the PRG (Paulin Research Group) software suite


FEPipe makes modeling typical pres­sure vessel and piping geometries faster and ea­sier than is possible with general FEA tools due to the parametric design philosophy. FEPipe automatically creates the model geome­try, element mesh, applied loads, and boundary conditions based on standard dimensions. Additionally re­sults are presented in terms of ASME VIII-2 require­ments instead of generalized stress results.


During the course the focus will be on using FEPipe for analysing typical piping geometries such as heads, nozzles, supports, saddles and skirts. There will also be extensive seminars on Part 5 of the ASME VIII-2 so that participants become proficient in conducting a “Design by Analysis” assessment.


The course is given by one of the experienced consultants from DRG who regularly use FEPipe first hand in their consultancy projects.


The fundamentals of the sister software NozzlePRO also form part of the course.

Intended for:

  • Users of FEPipe software package
  • Users of other PRG software such as NozzlePRO
  • Both beginners and intermediate users
  • Learning about the capabilities of FEPipe
  • Those conducting ASME VIII-2 assessments



No prior knowledge of FEPipe required

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Dates, Locations & Registration


11-13 March 2019 (3 days)Rijswijk ZH, NL9h-17hEnglish€ 1950Register
24-26 March 2019 (3 days)Dubai, UAE9h-17hEnglish€ 1950Register
04 Nov – 06 Nov 2019 (3 days)Rijswijk ZH, NL9h-17hEnglish€ 1950Register
*) Prices are per person, excluding VAT. The costs include training material, lunch and refreshments during the training course.

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Course Highlights


  • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for pressure vessels
  • Tutorials and seminars in the features of FEPipe
  • Modeling of all common pressure vessel components
  • Explanation of Design by Analysis according to VIII-2
  • Fatigue analysis
  • Axi-symmetric models of skirts and flanges.

Course Topics

Day 1


  • Introduction to PRG Software
  • FE/Pipe Templates and their capabilities
  • Introduction to the Nozzle Shell template
  • ASME VIII Division 2 Code overview, intro­duction and stress assessment
  • Nozzle flexibilities, allowable loads and stress intensification factors
  • Piping stress analysis capabilities

Day 2


  • Introduction to the String template
  • Database operations in FEPipe
  • Modeling plate structures and attachments
  • Axi-symmetric brick models
  • Addressing heat transfer problems
  • Introduction to fatigue analysis

Day 3


  • Stress linearization
  • Introduction to heat exchanger analysis
  • Stability analysis
  • Dynamic response analysis
  • Introduction to NozzlePRO