PVElite is a comprehensive program for the complete structural design or analysis of tall towers and horizontal vessels according to latest standards from ASME, PD 5500 (British Code), UBC, EN-13445, API-579 and the Welding Research Council.
PVElite evaluates the entire vessel, analyzing the effects of vessel deadweight and bending due to wind and seismic loads. It combines these overall loads with pressure to design and/or check vessel wall thickness. Basing stress calculations on this total structural load ensures sufficient wall thickness for the vessel in its operating environment and ensures proper design of the vessel supports.
Element types include cylindrical shells; elliptical, spherical, torispherical, conical and flat heads; conical sections (including knuckles); body flanges; and skirts with base ring details. The program provides base ring, saddle, leg and lug design and also includes modules for analyzing vessel components such as nozzles, flanges, base ring and other vessel components.
To make the design process easy, the status bar constantly displays the position of the current element, its required thickness, its maximum allowable working pressure and its maximum allowable pressure in the new and cold condition. Graphic presentation keeps your data organized and confirms the integrity of the model.
product:COADE PVElite 2005