Fatigue study of partially overlapped circular hollow section K-joints. Part 1 : geometrical models and mesh generation
Lee, Chi King
Chiew, Sing Ping
Lie, Seng Tjhen
Nguyen, T. B. N.
Date of Issue2009
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
In this study, a set of consistent geometrical models is developed for fatigue assessment of partially overlapped circular hollow section K-joint. To accomplish the fatigue assessment, an accompanying set of automatic finite element mesh generation procedures is developed. These mesh generation procedures are able to discretize the geometrical models into different types of meshes for fatigue assessments of uncracked and cracked joints. The presentation of the work is divided into two parts. In Part 1, descriptions of the geometrical models and the mesh generation procedures are given. In Part 2, attention is focused on the validation of the numerical results.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
Engineering fracture mechanics
© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2009.08.006].