Fundamentals of Stress Analysis (CS030F)

Fundamentals of Stress Analysis

This course will provide you with an understanding of the principles, concepts, procedures and methods in pipeline stress analysis, including numerical analysis and strain-based design. You will be able to describe and review pipeline stress analyses, under supervision.

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Your course at a glance


Course Availability

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Estimated 8 hours



Live, online session



Foundation level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Pipeline Repair CS030F


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

This Virtual Training course runs over two days, this includes breaks plus a question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to the following selected Competency Club E-Learns prior the program start date: Introduction to Pipeline Hydraulics (CS008A),  Introduction to Onshore Pipeline Constructions (CS018A) and Introduction to Stress Analysis (CS030A).



Day 1


  • Review: Loads and Stresses
  • Review: Material Properties

Fundamentals of Stress Analysis:

  • Component Stresses
  • Application: Stress Calculations
  • Yield Theory
  • Application: Combined Stresses
  • Pipeline Design Stresses
  • Application: Code Utilizations
  • Thick Wall Theory
  • Application: Thin Wall vs. Thick
  • Wall Calculations
  • Advanced Topic: External Pressure
  • Advanced Topic: Fatigue Loading


Day 2

Stress Analysis Basics:

  • Finite Element Analysis – Basic Concepts
  • Finite Element Analysis – Types and Programs

Stress Analysis Considerations:

  • Model Construction
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Application: Applying Boundary Condition
  • Load Cases
  • Application: Defining Load Cases
  • Linear Analysis Limitations and Assumptions
  • Non-Linear Analysis
  • Buried Pipelines
  • Application: Spotting Problem

Meet your subject matter expert

Felipe Freitas

Felipe Freitas

Felipe Freitas has over 15 years of experience working as a consulting engineer in a variety of engineering analyses, managing different projects and leading a group of fellow engineers. Dr. Freitas work has involved a wide range of engineering analysis in both upstream and midstream oil and gas segments. Dr. Freitas expertise includes integrity assessments methods with particular emphasis on pipelines (solid mechanics, finite element analysis, fitness-for-service assessments, and fracture mechanics). Dr. Freitas is also involved in the API technical committees (API 579 and API RP 1176).


Note: ROSEN reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants. For further detail see terms.