Bending load effects on stress concentration factor distribution of multi-planar DTKY tubular joints

Rudi Walujo Prastianto*, Nur Syahroni, Ferdita Syalsabila, Muhammad Fachtur Rozi

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The stress concentration factor (SCF) in tubular joints is an important parameter in calculating the fatigue life of offshore structures. In design practices, estimating the SCF is usually based on standard empirical formulas, providing the majority for uni-planar tubular joints, and could not be applied directly for multi-planar joint cases. Therefore, accurate SCF estimation became critical for specific multi-planar tubular joints commonly found as members of offshore platforms. More detailed analyses of complex designs are possible with the recent development of finite element analysis and supported by advanced digital computers. Thus, this research is intended to analyze the SCF of multi-planar DTKY tubular joints with finite element analysis. The local model of the tubular joint will be simulated for bending moment load cases. The results show stress distribution characteristic of the joint at both brace and chord sides. The results indicated that the SCF of the joint under the in-plane bending (IPB) loading is higher at the brace than the chord side, with values of 2.83 and 1.47, respectively. Meanwhile, under the out-of-plane bending (OPB) loading, the SCF is 2.43 at the chord saddle location and 3.54 at the brace saddle location.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03018
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2024
Event3rd International Seminar of Science and Technology, ISST 2023 - Hybrid, Pamulang, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Oct 2023 → …


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