Torsion Expansion Joint

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This expansion joint allows torsion rotation of two connected pipes around their axis. Pipes will rotate around each other axis if torsion moment will be greater than friction moment. Typical drawing and application schemes are shown below.

All expansion joint properties can be taken from expansion joints database by pressing the "..." button and selecting the appropriate expansion joint.

Expansion Joint analysis results can be found in Expansion Joint Deformation Table. See also "How to Reduce the Nozzle Loads in START-PROF"






Element name. If checked then it shown in 3D view

Friction Moment

Expansion joint will rotate it torsion moment greater that friction moment

Allowable rotation

Allowable torsion rotation angle - maximum allowable torsion rotational deformation. Value used for expansion joint deformation analysis. Value must be obtained from manufacturer

Menu and Toolbar Access

To insert a ballasting weight, select the desired node and use the menu option: Insert > Expansion Joint > Torsion

To view ballasting weight properties: