Fatigue failure caused by stress concentrations in tubular welded joints is observed in off shore platforms subjected to cyclic loading in corrosive marine environments. In some junctions, the stress concentration can induce a stress thirty times the nominal stress, and increase the risk of fatigue failure in tubular joints. Therefore, it is necessary to accurately assess the intensity of the stress concentrations to effectively deal with the problem of fatigue damage and lead to reliable tubular joints. This work aims to study the stress distribution and location of the "hot" spots in a Twelded tubular structure subjected to a combined loading of tension and bending (in-plane bending, out of plane bending and traction) to better simulate the actual loading.
Fouathia, A., Mekroud, A. and Bellagh, K. (2014), "Calculation of the stress concentration factor in the welded tube junction subjected to combined loadings", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 339-348. https://doi.org/10.1260/1708-5218.104.22.1689Download as .RIS
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