Sponsor:

European Convention of Steel and Coal (ECSC).


Partners:

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
University of Karlsruhe, Germany
TNO Bouw, The Netherlands.


Objective:

The research aimed at investigating the capacity of welded tubular connections, under fatigue loads. Using finite element analysis, stress concentrations at the weld vicinity of a wide range of tubular joint geometries and sizes were measured. Applications, involve offshore structures, bridges, masts and towers.

Principal Investigator:


Prof. Jaap Wardenier, Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands.


Participant:

Spyros A. Karamanos, Post-Doctoral Fellow


Duration:

24 months (1995 - 1996)


Figures:

Figure B3 1

Figure 1: Multiplanar DT tubular joint (φ=45o)

Figure B3 2
Figure 2: Multiplanar DT tubular joint (φ=90o)

Figure B3 3
Figure 3: Multiplanar DT tubular joint (φ=135o)

Figure B3 4
Figure 4: Multiplanar DT tubular joint (φ=70o)

Figure B3 5
Figure 5: Multiplanar DT tubular joint (φ=70o) – weld detail.

Spyros A. Karamanos, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Thessaly | Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
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