HOUSTON, Texas, January 9, 2014 –Intergraph announced today that Paulin Research Group has released FEATools™, a software tool for finite element analysis (FEA) that links with CAESAR II to analyze components outside of code limits and improve analyses of high-cycle service conditions, producing more cost-effective designs that reduce stress on equipment and increase plant and equipment life. FEATools incorporates FEA-generated stress intensification factors (SIFs) and flexibilities for tees and intersections into CAESAR II models, allowing users to design and analyze systems with consistent safety factors to save both time and money. Linked with CAESAR II, FEATools can calculate realistic loading conditions and allowable loads on nozzles and provide a report to address these types of challenges.
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The Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions (CAS) products allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. They include CADWorx Plant Design Suite for AutoCAD®-based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CADWorx DraftPro for intelligent 2D design and layout; CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. For information on Intergraph CAS, visit www.coade.com.