ROTATIONAL AND AXIAL FLEXIBILITY OF TUBULAR T-JOINTS

The flexibility of tubular T-joints was studied using a dynamic method of analysis. In 1991 the authors considered a similar method, which employs the natural frequency, to study the inplane bending flexibility of tubular T-joints. This paper uses a different theoretical model and carries out a parametric study using a total of 270 finite element analyses. The modes of deformation considered are inplane bending, out of plane bending and axial deformation of brace. Three equations in terms of non-dimensional parameters ( , , and tau) are presented for each mode of deformation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ISOPE 93, 3rd Intl Offshore & Polar Engng Conf; 6-11 June 1993; Singapore. Sponsored by ISOPE, U.S.A. et al. Procs. Publ by ISOPE, ISBN 1-880653-08-7. Vol IV, p 192 [7 p, 25 ref, 3 tab, 9 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Hoshyari, I
    • Kohoutek, R
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM