This paper describes the calibration and validation of a finite-element modelling procedure that was used to conduct an extensive parametric study on the strength of multi-planar tubular joints. Various factors that influenced results were investigated. The modelling procedure was calibrated using the International Organization for Standards (ISO) design equations and the underlying test database for compression and tension loaded simple T and Y joints, and was further validated with balanced loaded K joints. Overall, the proposed procedure has been shown to be adequate in predicting the strength of the basic joint types, thereby giving confidence in its use for more complex joints.
Finite-Element Modelling of Multi-Planar Offshore Tubular Joints
Contributed by the OOAE Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received September 2002; final revision, March 2003. Associate Editor: C. Tsai.
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Lee, M. M. K., and Dexter, E. M. (March 2, 2004). "Finite-Element Modelling of Multi-Planar Offshore Tubular Joints ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. February 2004; 126(1): 120–128. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1643388
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