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.

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