Stress Concentration Factors in T and K-T Tubular Joints Using Finite Element Analysis

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O. D. Dijkstra, R. S. Puthli, H. H. Snijder

Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Institute for Building Materials and Structures (IBBC), Rijswijk, The Netherlands

J. Energy Resour. Technol 110(4), 246-254 (Dec 01, 1988) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231389 History: Received November 01, 1987; Revised June 17, 1988; Online October 22, 2009


Stress concentration factors (SCFs) in a T and a K-T tubular joint have been determined using the finite element method (FEM). The SCFs are determined for basic load cases (axial load or bending moment) in one of the braces or in the chord. The results of the FEM are compared with available experimental data and with parametric formulas. The T-joint results for brace loadings agree reasonably with the parametric formulas. The K-T joint results for in-plane bending agree reasonably with the parametric formulas.

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