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This tutorial, presented in the PDF below, guides users through a detailed modeling, analysis, and design process for a six-bay steel-frame pipe rack structure supporting air-cooled heat exchangers.

nameSAP2000 Piperack Tutorial 2010.pdf

The PDF file for this tutorial may be accessed through the Pipe rack tutorial (PDF) link.


The elevation and plan views shown in Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the structural system modeled in the tutorial. While following the tutorial, it may be useful to have these plans available to assist with modeling.

Figure 1 - North elevation and plan

Figure 2 - West elevation and sections