سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۱
محل انتشار: دهمین همایش بین المللی سواحل، بنادر و سازه های دریایی
تعداد صفحات: ۱۳
Hamid Ahmadi – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz,
Mohammad Ali LotfollahiYaghin – Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz
Although the tubular KT-joints are quite common in offshore structural design and despite the crucial role of stress concentration factors (SCFs) in evaluating the fatigue performance of tubular joints, the SCF distribution in internally ring-stiffened KT-joints has not been investigated so far and no design equation is currently available to determine the SCFs for this type of joint. In the present paper, results of experimental and numerical investigations of theSCF distribution in internally ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints are presented. In this research program, experimental study has been followed by a set of parametric stress analyses for 118 steel ring-stiffened KT-joints subjected to balanced axial loads. The analysis results are used topresent the general remarks on the effect of geometrical parameters on the SCF distribution along the weld toe, and to establish a new set of SCF parametric equations for the fatigue design of internally ring-stiffened KT-joints.