Pi Engineering Software Inc. is a leader
in providing software tools for solving complex mechanical
engineering industry problems by understanding the fundamentals.
Our goal is to address complex engineering problems, with an
industry need, and provide software tools to address the problem
in a practical manner with an easy to use format.
The development of K-Flange is an example.
Flange design has been a common problem in engineering for a
long time. The ASME Code design rules are based on a classical
analytical elasticity solution for the flange ring, tapered hub
and neck. However, experienced engineers have been aware that
there are other aspects of flange design other than stress. The
flexibility of the flange joint is important and simply meeting
Code requirements does not guarantee a joint that will be leak
tight. The research by the Pressure Vessel Research Council and
development of the tightness based gasket constants provided
the technical means to take flange design to the next level. Pi
Engineering Software developed K-Flange as
the First commercial software in the world to evaluate flange
stress, rotation and predicted leak rate based on the PVRC gasket
constants. Pi Engineering Software was also
the first to develop an analytical solution for a flange joint
under external moments.
Click here to learn more about K-Flange.