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

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Self-Paced / E-Hybrid / Classroom


7 modules

12 hours


1 Year Access

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


1,175 / user
  • 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

Course Objective

To give FEPipe users a strong understanding of performing ASME VIII-2 “Design by Analysis” calculations using FEPipe and the many capabilities of the software.” 

Course Contents

  1. Welcome & Your Instructor
  2. Content Overview
  3. How to use this course
  4. Questions Forum
  1. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

  2. Introduction to FEPipe

  3. Template Roadmap – Which template should I use?

  4. Exercise: Stress categorization

  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

  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

  1. Database Operations

  2. Exercise: Database Operations

  3. Structural Attachments

  4. Exercise: Structural Attachments

  5. How to apply line and surface loads in FEPip

  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

  1. Introduction to Dynamic, Modal & Buckling Analysis

  2. Exercise: Buckling due to external pressure

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

  1. 3D drawing tools

  2. Plastic/non linear assessment

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

Program Details


  • 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.

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