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Design and Analysis of Piperack Structures using STAAD.Pro

This course on Pipe Rack design and analysis is a 3 month program which takes you through detailed concepts and procedures on how to create a pipe rack structure for any application. This course is accompanied by a support system comprising of highly experienced professionals to support you 24x7!

  • Domain : CIVIL
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A Quick Overview

Pipe racks are structures in petrochemical, chemical and power plants that are designed to support pipes, power cables and instrument cable trays. The design requirements found in any building codes are not specific on how they are applicable to pipe racks. This course summarizes the design code requirements and industry practice design criteria, design loads and other design consideration for pipe racks that are being followed in the industry.
In this course, your trainer takes you through designing process of pipe racks in the structural engineering software, STAAD Pro. Modelling the pipe rack and applying loads can be complex and confusing in the beginning but in this course you will get to study details about pipe racks with no worry. No prior experience in STAAD Pro and steel structures is required to get the most out of this course.
You will start with the absolute basics i.e. introduction of staad, geometry, calculating loads on the pipe racks. Then we will proceed step by step through the process of

  • Modelling columns, beams, bracing.
  • Assigning material properties to the structural members.
  • Assigning the releases and supports.
  • Applying dead loads, gravity loads, thermal loads and lateral loads.
  • Final stage shall be how to analyze and design the structure in STAAD Pro.

 


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COURSE SYLLABUS

1Fundamental Aspects of Pipe Racks

Pipe racks are structures that are used to support pipes used in various industries like petrochemical, chemical, power plants etc. Being the first week of the course, we will focus on the most fundamental aspects of pipe rack design i.e. the design criteria. In this part of the course, we will focus on:

  • Introduction to pipe racks
  • Design criteria
    • Shape
    • Future Space
    • Width
    • Clearance



2Types of loads

• Introduction of staad-pro, connect edition

• Geometry, application of properties and material in staad-pro for closed structure pipe rack

• Load applications in staad-pro for closed structure pipe rack

• Computing the results and doing error and trial design for closed structure pipe rack

• Geometry, application of properties and material in staad-pro for open structure pipe rack

• Load applications in staad-pro for open structure pipe rack

• Computing the results and doing error and trial design for open structure pipe rack

• Design of pedestal and foundation (typical)

• Design of base plate and preparation of report.

 

 

3Steps in analysis and design of Pipe Racks

The design and analysis of pipe racks is a step by step process wherein the modelling is done in a particular tool, material properties are applied, loads are applied and then the model is analysed to obtain the results. In this part of the course, we will go through:

  • Detailed Explanation on each step of analysis and design of pipe racks by Indian standards wrt closed and open structure project.
    • Modelling
    • Application of material properties
    • Loads for Closed pipe rack 
    • Loads for open pipe rack

4Introduction to STAAD-Pro GUI

Staad pro is a prominent design and analysis software used for civil engineering applications. In this course, we will be completely relying on this tool

  • Introduction of staad-pro, connect edition.
  • GUI
  • Explanation of various tools in the GUI

5Staad pro for Closed Pipe Racks-phase 1 (Geometry Prep)

Closed pipe racks are subjected to different types of loads such as thermal loads, friction loads etc. The loads acting on closed pipe racks are different from those acting on open pipe racks. For this part of the course, we will take a closed pipe rack structure and go through the steps of

  • Geometry preparation
  • Application of properties and material in staad-pro for closed structure pipe rack.

6Staad pro for Closed Pipe Racks-phase 2 (Load application)

Continuing from the previous week’s content, we will go through

  • Load applications in staad-pro for closed structure pipe rack.
  • Analysis of closed structure pipe rack

 

7Staad pro for Closed Pipe Racks-phase 3 (Result computation)

After running the analysis, we will then go through the process of

  • Computing the results
  • Applying a trial and error approach for the design to arrive at the best outcome

8Staad pro for Open Pipe Racks-phase 1(Geometry Prep)

For an open pipe rack structure, environmental loads such as wind loads, and external temperature loads act on them. In this part of the course, we will take an open pipe rack structure and go through the process of

  • Geometry modelling
  • Application of properties and material in staad-pro for open structure pipe rack.

9Staad pro for Open Pipe Racks-phase 2(Load application)

Continuing from the previous week’s content, we will go through

  • Load applications in staad-pro for open structure pipe rack.

10Staad pro for Open Pipe Racks-phase 3 (Result Computation)

After running the analysis, we will then go through the process of

  • Computing the results
  • Applying a trial and error approach for the design to arrive at the best outcome

11Design of Foundations using Staad pro

After understanding the process of designing an open and closed pipe rack structure, we will go to the section describing the design of typical foundations

  • Design of pedestal and foundation (typical)

12Design of base plate using Staad pro

The final week deals with the designing of the base plate for the structures that were created in the weeks prior to the final week. You will also be taken through steps on how to present your report.

  • Design of base plate and preparation of report


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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR ?


  • Students of civil engineering in first, second, third, or final year.
  • Employees in civil engineering firms who are looking to upscale in their profession.

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2 Months Access

$93.67

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  • Access Duration : 2 months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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$200.73

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  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
  • Group Video Support : 12/month
  • Email Support : 12/month
  • Forum Support : Available
  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Add-ons Industry Projects : 2
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available

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  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take this course?

Graduate, Post Graduate and structural engineering students from final years to freshers. Anyone at the beginning stage of structural engineering of steel.

2What is included in this course?

Detailed study on pipe racks, analysis and design of pipe racks as per Indian standards.

3What will the student gain from this course?

The detailed theoretical and practical concept behind pipe rack design, from geometry to properties to load applications to design of pipe racks each and every step will be explained with an actual staad-pro model.

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

Staad-pro is an universal civil design software and by using it we are going to design pipe rack. Detailed procedure of analysis and design will be explained.

5Which companies use these techniques and for what?

Almost all industrial companies are using such methods such as L&T, Reliance, TCE, ThyssenKrupp, Mahindra and Mahindra, KEC International, Toyo engineering, Petrofac, Jacobs.

6How is your course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

You will learn about basic fundamentals & analytical skills which are desirable for higher education

7How is this course going to help me get a job?

This course provides a bigger perspective of Civil Design Engineering and / or you may apply this  knowledge for your project activities also. These efforts can help you to get an interview call from  myriads of different reputable industrial companies.

8What is the ratio of theory to hands-on practical content?

In this course, the ratio is almost 30 / 70, however, the quality and impact of pragmatic content is more.


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