When analyzing nozzle loads in Compress using the FEA package the program does not reduce the nozzle MAWP as a result of these added loads. The FEA output only identifies percent of stress in terms of actual vs. allowable.
If I am performing MAWP calculations for a vessel how do I determine a nozzle MAWP when nozzle loads have been calculated in FEA? In some cases the nozzle could be the limiting components if high loads exist.
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