Stress Concentration Factor of A Two-Planar Double KT Tubular Joint due to In-Plane Bending Loading in Steel Offshore Structures

Prastianto Rudi Walujo, Hadiwidodo Yoyok Setyo, Fuadi Ibnu Fasyin, Suntoyo, Agro Wisudawan
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The purpose of this study is to investigate the proper Stress Concentration Factor (SCF) of a 60° two-planar DKT tubular joint of a tripod wellhead offshore structure. So far, calculation of SCF for a multiplane tubular joint was based on the formulation for the simple/uniplanar tubular joints that yield in over/under prediction of the SCF of the joint. This situation in turn decreasing the accuracy of fatigue life prediction of the structures. The SCF is one of the most important parameters in
more » ... the tubular joint fatigue analysis. The tubular joint is modelled as finite element models with bending loads acting on the braces that cover a wide range of dimensionless geometrical parameters (β, τ, ). The effect of such parameters on the SCF distribution along the weld toe of braces and chord on the joint are investigated. Validation of the finite element model has shown good agreement to the global structural analysis results. The results of parametric studies show that the peak SCF mostly occurs at around crown 2 point of the outer central brace. The increase of the β leads to decrease the SCF. While the increase of the τ and γ leads to increase the SCF. The effect of parameter β and γ on the SCF are greater than the effect of parameter τ.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201817701006 fatcat:aeoh6fco4zgyrkbyecvrgpogba