CAESAR II Webinar: Failure to Launch – Resolving Non-convergence in CAESAR II

David Diehl

with David Diehl, P.E., CADWorx & Analysis Solutions

Date: March 27, 2018
: 1 hour
Cost: free eSeminar

View the recorded webinar here

Back by popular demand, we will revisit one of the most requested past webinar topics.

CAESAR II can model many nonlinear restraint conditions that you may find in the field – liftoff supports, gaps and restraints, friction.  But some situations, the interaction of these nonlinear conditions and the applied loads cannot be resolved using the F=KX approach used by most pipe stress packages today.  What do you do then?

This webinar will discuss the issue and present an approach to resolve the problem.

Speaker bio:

David Diehl, P.E., serves as executive technical director of CADWorx & Analysis Solutions Training at Hexagon PPM. Diehl is the lead instructor for CAESAR II and the principal author of the CAESAR II online training course (available at In 1986, he joined COADE (now part of Hexagon PPM) introducing CAESAR II – the world’s first PC-based pipe stress analysis package. He served as a Director for the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) for 16 years.  In 1999, Diehl joined the B31.3 Process Piping Committee and has since served as Chair of the B31.3 Subgroup on Design and also Vice-Chair of B31.3. He is the current Chair of the B31.3 Process Piping Committee. Diehl holds a BSME from Lehigh University.

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