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Static strength of tubular DT joints using LUSAS finite element software

Abd. Rahman, Norashidah (2005) Static strength of tubular DT joints using LUSAS finite element software. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Structural tubular are widely used in the construction of offshore structures. As these structures are located in hostile environment, these joints represent structural weak spots and so it is desirable to develop reliable methods of determining their static collapse loads. This studies focus on the analysis of static strength of tubular DT joints under brace compression loading by using LUSAS finite element software. The numerical static strength result is compared with an experimental test result obtained from the literature. The value of the static strength obtained in this work is 56% lower than that of the experimental test. A parameter study was performed to study the effect of the geometric parameters a, ß, y and t as well as the effect of the yield strength sy on the static strength of DT joint model. Finally, a simple equation relating the static strength to the above parameters is proposed.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Civil - Structure)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sariffuddin Bin Saad
Uncontrolled Keywords:static strength, structural tubular, offshore structures, tubular DT joints, LUSAS finite element software
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:4719
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:29 Feb 2008 01:38
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 02:21

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