Training Courses

FEPipe Essentials

About The Course

Enhance your proficiency with FEPipe software through a comprehensive training program. Suitable for both new and experienced users, this course covers a wide spectrum of FEPipe aspects, including analysis of standard geometries, custom attachments, plate-based constructions, and assemblies of multiple models. It provides an in-depth exploration of the entire workflow, covering model verification, boundary conditions, and result visualization options. Additionally, advanced modeling features, flange analysis, thermal transient analysis, mechanical eigenmodes calculation, and more are discussed, along with software modules like AxiPRO and Stressplot from the PRG Suite, which are closely related to FEPipe.

The training also includes in-depth seminars on Part 5 of ASME BPVC VIII-2, ensuring participants are well-versed in ‘Design by Analysis’ assessments.

This course comprises 7 modules. Upon course completion, you’ll enjoy one year of unlimited access to the course content and discussion forum, allowing you to revisit modules as needed to reinforce your knowledge for project applications

Program Details

Welcome Notes
  1. Welcome & Your Instructor
  2. Content Overview
  3. How to use this course
  4. Questions Forum
Module 1: Introduction & Stress Categorization (self-paced) | 2hr 16min
  1. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

  2. Introduction to FEPipe

  3. Template Roadmap – Which template should I use?

  4. Exercise: Stress categorization

Module 2: The NozzleShell Template (self-paced) | 1hr 37min
  1. The Nozzle, Plate & Shell Template

  2. Plotting and Model Verification Tools

  3. Exercise: A basic FEPipe model

  4. Exercise: Modelling a vessel with various nozzles

  5. Exercise: Vessel-Nozzle Geometry with nozzle end loads

Module 3: Piping in FEPipe (self-paced) | 1hr 21min
  1. Piping considerations

  2. Modeling in the String Template

  3. Exercise: Modelling piping actions

  4. Exercise: B31.3 SIF comparison

  5. Exercise: Modeling Piping Actions

Module 4: FEPipe Features (self-paced) | 1hr 17min
  1. Database Operations

  2. Exercise: Database Operations

  3. Structural Attachments

  4. Exercise: Structural Attachments

  5. How to apply line and surface loads in FEPipe

Module 5: Axisymmetric models, Fatigue & Linearization (self-paced) | 2hr 55min
  1. The Axisymmetric Template

  2. Flange assessment using AxiPRO

  3. Modeling Tube Bundles with AxiSymmetric Template

  4. Introduction to Fatigue Analysis

  5. Stress Linearization with StressPlot

  6. Exercise: Axisymmetric Template & Stress Linearization

  7. Exercise: Fatigue assessment

  8. Exercise: Thermal Transient

  9. Exercise: Stress Linearization

Module 6: Dynamic Assessment (self-paced) | 1hr
  1. Introduction to Dynamic, Modal & Buckling Analysis

  2. Exercise: Buckling due to external pressure

  3. Exercise: Elastic Column Buckling, Natural Frequencies and Harmonic Excitation

Module 7: Miscellaneous Topics (self-study) | 21min
  1. 3D drawing tools

  2. Plastic/non-linear assessment

Final Notes
  1. Course evaluation survey
  2. Your Personal Certificate
  3. Rate this course
  4. Related resources
  5. Follow up


This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 7 modules with a total of 12 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.


This course is scheduled regularly with a drip feed of modules becoming available to the participants throughout the program. The drip schedule aims to provide consistency to your learning experience and is designed to maintain participant concentration and provide adequate time to perform exercises between live instructor sessions where the instructor may answer any questions about the topic.

This course type is also available for a private schedule for teams of a minimum of 4 people.

Spring Program:

  • Kick-Off Session Thursday 1 June 16:00 CEST
  • Session A Thursday 8 June 16:00 CEST
  • Session B Thursday 15 June 16:00 CEST
  • Session C Thursday 22 June 16:00 CEST

Fall Program:

  • Kick-Off Session Thursday 28 September 16:00 CEST
  • Session A Thursday 5 October 16:00 CEST
  • Session B Thursday 12 October 16:00 CEST
  • Session C Thursday 19 October 16:00 CEST


This course is scheduled over 2 work days. The dates of the course are organized upon inquiry.

This course is available in self-paced, hybrid, and classroom formats.

Prerequisites and level

  • None
  • Level: Intermediate

Intended For

This course is designed for:

  • Both new and existing users of FEPipe.
  • Those who want to understand more about the capabilities of FEPipe.
  • Those conducting ASME VIII-2 assessments.

Access to the self-paced course

After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you can find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course, allowing for the repetition of modules as desired.

Learn by doing

The self-paced and E-hybrid courses are mainly based on video content: video lectures and video software demonstrations. English subtitles are available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts and in the video demonstrations the instructor uses the software and discusses all the steps and actions. You are recommended to follow the steps of the instructor in the software to optimize your learning curve.

The classroom course is performed in person either on-site or in the Dynaflow Research Group office located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. This course enables you to be face-to-face with the instructors with live examples provided. This course also provides all participants with a 1-year access to the self-paced course.

Exercises and software models associated with the content are available for download. 

Participants of the self-paced and E-hybrid courses receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of each course module
  • Filling in the course evaluation survey

Participants of the classroom course receive a personal physical certificate upon the completion of the course.

Example certificate:

After this course, participants are expected to:

  • Are familiar with the FEPipe Interface.
  • Know how to work with the templates in FEPipe.
  • Have a basic understanding of Stress Categorization as per ASME BPVC VIII-2.
  • Know how to visually verify model settings & mesh.
  • Can build custom structures in FEPipe using plates.
  • Can combine models to analyze complete geometries.
  • Know how to model piping actions and calculate SIFs.
  • Know how to utilize line and surface loads for your models,
  • Can use the axisymmetric template.
  • Can perform fatigue analysis using linearization in FEPipe.
  • Can calculate eigenmodes and buckling modes using dynamic assessments.
  • Understand how to perform thermal transient calculations in FEPipe.
  • Can use the drawing tools options in FEPipe.
  • Video lectures,

  • Calculation exercises,

  • Instructor-led live sessions with lectures, group discussions, exercises and Q&A’s,

  • Discussion forum with other participants & instructor.

Videos will not be available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. If slides are used in the videos or live sessions these can be viewed separately as well through the portal, but are not available for download.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

Yes, live sessions are included in this course that allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions. Additionally, questions can be submitted in the learning portal by the participants which are addressed in the live sessions.

An active FEPipe license is required for this course. In the course it is assumed that the participants have access to the software. This software license is not included in the course. Please contact us for questions on this matter.

Self-paced Modules

If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos online and have MS Teams calls you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

Live sessions

Live events are provided by means of Microsoft Teams. Hence it required to have an MS Teams account. Additionally, a webcam and microphone are mandatory for the live events. Separate earplugs are recommended as to avoid sound echo.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

Select Course Format


900 /user
  • Self-learning modules
  • Immediate module access
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • For individual learning


  • Drip scheduled self-learning modules
  • Online discussion forum
  • 1-year access
  • Live sessions with instructor
  • Participation with industry peers
  • For individual learning and teams
  • Available for private team enrollment


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • 1-year access to self-paced course
  • For teams of minimum 4 people

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