In connection with new welding regulations for surface vessels of the West German Navy, theoretical and experimental investigations have been made for the formulation of dimensional requirements for knee connections. Several investigations were carried out by Germanischer Lloyd in co-operation with the Institut fur Schiffbau, Hamburg University, and further theoretical studies were conducted at the University of California. The Authors, of Germanischer Lloyd, present and discuss a summary of the results of the various investigations, which included two- and three-dimensional linear and non-linear finite-element calculations with a model of a knee connection. Overall behaviour of the connection was examined in two-dimensional investigations, and detail design, in particular the stress distribution in the welds, was studied with three-dimensional models of parts of the structure. The dimensioning formula proposed by Germanischer Lloyd, which is based on a triangular stress-distribution in the weld, was shown to be adequate. Order from BSRA as No. 49,585.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Muller, L
    • Nath, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 650
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  • Accession Number: 00195392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM