RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics/Ocean Engineering

Improved Modeling of Tubular Brace Elements Under Severe Cyclic Loading

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G. H. Powell

Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

D. G. Row, J. P. Hollings

Structural Software Development, Inc., Berkeley, Calif. 94704

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(2), 240-245 (Jun 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231045 History: Received July 12, 1983; Revised October 14, 1983; Online October 22, 2009


Theory and examples are presented for a new structural element suitable for modeling tubular steel braces in offshore platforms. Yielding, buckling and post-buckling strength losses are considered using a simplified, yet essentially rational, theory.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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