EVALUATION OF RECENT RESEARCH ON THE FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF T- AND X-JOINTS MADE WITH SQUARE HOLLOW SECTIONS

This paper provides fatigue design guidelines for T- and X-joints of square hollow sections, based upon recent research results. Parametric formulae are established, which describe the relationship between the non-dimensional parameters (beta, 2 and tau) and the stress concentration factors, so that the hot spot stress range Sr can be determined. Design Sr-Nf lines have been determined on the basis of experimental work and parametric formulae. These lines have been compared with existing guidelines. The experimental work also serves to verify the validity of the numerical model.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ISOPE 91, 1st Intnl Offshore & Polar Engng Conference; 11-16 Aug 1991; Edinburgh, U.S. Sponsored by Intl Soc Offshore & Polar Engrs (ISOPE) et al. Procs. Publ by ISOPE, ISBN 0-9626104-61, Vol IV, p 492 [9 p, 11 ref, 3 tab, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Wingerde, A M
    • van Wardenier, J
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM