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Drawing & Combining Pipes of different sizes

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  • Drawing & Combining Pipes of different sizes

    Good afternoon guys,

    I am a student studying in Singapore and I am currently working on a project that requires me to do some analysis on steam pipes.

    I have opted to use ansys to do my analysis on its thermal expansion but I am have met a few speed bumps along the way.

    I have been trying to draw pipes using the below methodology:
    1) Draw lines
    2) Use cylinder function (Outer diameter)
    3) Shell the pipes (To get the wall thickness)

    I found success with this method when I have a single sized pipe (currently using 12 inch) but my actual analysis actually requires the combination of 8 inch and 12 inch pipes.
    I am supposed to connect an 8 inch pipe to a 12 inch pipe through the use of a "tee" but am unable to replicate it in spaceclaim.

    I also have to use a reducer to reduce the pipe from 12 inch to 8 inch on one of the sections of the pipe.

    Could someone provide a method where I will be able to do the above?

    Thank you for reading.

  • #2
    Hi, I'm having a hard time imagining what you're trying to do. Can you send a drawing?
    You want to connect two sizes with a "T"? Shouldn't you use an "L" connector? Or just a diameter reducer?


    • #3
      Hi, thanks for taking the time to respond.

      As seen in the attached photo, I am having difficulty modeling in SpaceClaim the expander to change the pipe from one with diameter 8 inches to 12 inches, and also having difficulty combining different pipes.

      Could you advice me on how to do this?