Stress concentration factors (SCFs) of bulge formed K-joints under balanced axial loads

Stress concentration factors (SCFs) of bulge formed K-joints under balanced axial loads A novel stiffened joint called bulge formed joint was put forward. Compared with the unstiffened joint, an additional bulge plate is utilized to connect the chord and braces. Based on the finite element (FE) and experimental method, stress concentration factors (SCFs) were investigated for both a bulge formed K-joints and the corresponding unstiffened joint. By the verification of experimental data, the FE models were used to investigate the SCFs of the bulge formed joints. The maximum SCF of the bulge formed K-joint under balanced axial loads is located at the position φ=105°, which is close to but not exactly the saddle. The SCFs around the intersection weld can decrease remarkably compared with the unstiffened joint by the change of geometrical parameters of the bulge plate. Then 2117 FE analyses were conducted to investigate the geometrical effects on SCFs of the bulge formed joint. These dimensionless geometrical parameters include τs, η1, η2, θ, β, γ, τ, among which, the first three parameters are typical of the bulge formed joints, while the others are same as the definitions in the unstiffened joints. Finally, a set of SCF parametric formulas were obtained by nonlinear regression analyses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Ocean Research Elsevier

Stress concentration factors (SCFs) of bulge formed K-joints under balanced axial loads

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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0141-1187
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1879-1549
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10.1016/j.apor.2017.10.002
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Abstract

A novel stiffened joint called bulge formed joint was put forward. Compared with the unstiffened joint, an additional bulge plate is utilized to connect the chord and braces. Based on the finite element (FE) and experimental method, stress concentration factors (SCFs) were investigated for both a bulge formed K-joints and the corresponding unstiffened joint. By the verification of experimental data, the FE models were used to investigate the SCFs of the bulge formed joints. The maximum SCF of the bulge formed K-joint under balanced axial loads is located at the position φ=105°, which is close to but not exactly the saddle. The SCFs around the intersection weld can decrease remarkably compared with the unstiffened joint by the change of geometrical parameters of the bulge plate. Then 2117 FE analyses were conducted to investigate the geometrical effects on SCFs of the bulge formed joint. These dimensionless geometrical parameters include τs, η1, η2, θ, β, γ, τ, among which, the first three parameters are typical of the bulge formed joints, while the others are same as the definitions in the unstiffened joints. Finally, a set of SCF parametric formulas were obtained by nonlinear regression analyses.

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Applied Ocean ResearchElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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