Hi, I am a structural engineer and am working with the piping group to design out steel. We are supplied with a set of piping loads for our steel design. The piping engineer modeled the steel in their AUTOPIPE program and has the steel stiffness information in their model. I wonder if AUTOPIPE with check for steel stresses and if the steel is over stressed, does the program then do a nonlinear analysis after the steel has yielded and is no longer in the elastic range? Thanks.
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