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Caesar II Statics

About The Course

CAESAR II is a software package for piping flexibility analysis with automated code compliance checks. It is easy to use and includes several advanced modules for specialized problems. CAESAR II can nowadays be seen as the “bread and butter” of any pipe stress engineer. This course is not only useful for beginning stress engineers but can also provide valuable knowledge for those who need to be able to interpret pipe stress results such as supervisors and technicians. The aim of our course is therefore not only to become familiar with the basic use of CAESAR II but also to create an engineering understanding of the stress results.

The course is given by one of the experienced engineers from DRG who regularly use CAESAR II for their consultancy assignments. The course incorporates several real-life examples and our experience at DRG can serve to initiate discussions about different solution methods for stress problems taking into account all engineering aspects, both theoretical as practical.

DRG/Hexagon PPM
This training is organized in cooperation with Hexagon PPM (developers of CAESAR II). The training will be presented by DRG at the DRG office, but the administration process will be handled by Hexagon PPM.

Program Details

  • Theory and Development of Pipe Stress Requirements
  • Turbine Piping and Manifold Piping
  • Improving the Accuracy of Code Calculations
  • Valve Model
  • Nozzle Flexibilities such as WRC297-derived nozzle Flexibilities and FEA Derived Nozzle Flexibilities
  • Basics of Fibreglass Piping Analysis
  • Static Seismic Analysis using ASCE 7
  • Buried Piping – B31.8 design code
  • Jacketed Pipe modeling
  • Hydrodynamic Theory and Input
  • List Static Equivalent Fluid Hammer

This course is scheduled over a duration of 5 work days.

  • Starts December 11, 2023 (5 days) enroll
  • Starts March 18, 2024 (5 days) enroll
  • Starts June 17, 2024 (5 days) enroll
  • Starts September 16, 2024 (5 days) enroll
  • Starts December 09, 2024 (5 days) enroll

This course is presented in a classroom format.

Prerequisites and level

  • A basic engineering background is preferred
  • Level: Beginner

Intended For

This course is designed for:

  • Those designing piping systems for code compliance
  • Those with no or limited experience with the use of CAESAR II
  • Gaining insight into the engineering theory of a pipe stress analysis
  • Gaining insight into the full capability of CAESAR II as a pipe stress software package

Not sure? Please contact us.

This is a classroom based course provided on the behalf of and in cooperation with Hexagon PPM.

  • Understanding the engineering principles in a pipe stress analysis
  • System re-design using real-life examples
  • Pump load evaluation (API, NEMA)
  • Nozzle loading and flexibility
  • System re-design to accomodate thermal expansion

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

After this course, participants are expected to:

  • Have an understanding of computerized pipe stress analysis
  • Modelling and analysis of common piping systems
  • Investigate re-designs to solve stress problems and overloading of nozzles
  • Pipe stress analysis of specialized problems (e.g. fiberglass, buried piping)
  • Use of the advanced modules in the program

Selected Course Format


Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • For teams

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