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Learning CAESAR II

Learning CAESAR II

Learning CAESAR II


I will be using stress anlysis for my work on piping networks in the not-too-distant future.  Are there any recommended texts or online resources (i.e. manuals, tutorials, PDF's) for helping me get acquainted with using the software?

Many thanks in advance.

RE: Learning CAESAR II

         You can't just switch hat's and become a Pipe Stress Engineer overnight. Just learning to use Caesar does not mean you are a pipe stress engineer.

RE: Learning CAESAR II


I'm familiar with the principles of statics and dynamics that underline stress analysis. I'll be training as a piping stress engineer - I'm a graduate engineer. I'm looking for some material to help me learn to use the software, like tutorials or texts similar to the ones you can readily get for Matlab.


RE: Learning CAESAR II


Don't worry about learning the software; it is pretty easy to use the software to the extent you need to start modeling systems.  COADE has done a great job with that, and their documentation is quite good.

There is a young EIT that sits outside my office.  I recently had the IT guys put CAESAR II on her machine; she was coding in isometrics within 15 minutes.  (Granted...she's pretty smart...)

If you can get a hold of LC PENG's book, PIPE STRESS ENGINEERING (ASME Press), and maybe the MW Kellogg book, Design Of Piping Systems (that one might be hard to find, but as Stress Bibles go, Kellogg and Peng are the "Old Testament" and "New Testament", respectively), just study what's in there.

Learning how to enter data and hit the "Run" button in CAESAR II is pretty easy.  Knowing *why* you code data into the program in a certain way is what will transition you, over time, from being a CAESAR II User to a Piping Engineer.

As for training, if your employer will let you take the 3-day or even 5-day session from COADE, I doubt that there is better training anywhere.



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