Static Strength of Tubular T-joint with Reinforced Chord Under In-plane Bending Load

Song Shengzhi
2011 The Open Ocean Engineering Journal  
Recent research on the static strength of axially loaded tubular T-joints with chord reinforcement shows that appropriately proportioned reinforced length and thickness can significantly improve the static strength. This paper extends the numerical study to chord reinforced tubular T-joint subjected to in-plane bending load. Firstly, various aspects of the FEA strategy such as material properties, element type, mesh density, and load condition are addressed. Afterwards, 4 T-joint models are
more » ... yzed to prove that increasing the thickness of the chord is effective to increase the static strength. Finally, the parametric investigation, which involves the length and the thickness of the reinforced chord segment, is conducted. From the parametric study, the most effective values of the length and the thickness of the reinforced chord are suggested.
doi:10.2174/1874835x01104010065 fatcat:2oesvfazkjc7zo7dnrsoligrfa