Accession Number : AD0746894

Title :   Static and Fatigue Behavior of Tubular Connections: A Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1967-1971,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN STRUCTURES FATIGUE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Toprac,A. A.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In this final report the findings of research studies on the subject of tubular joints are presented. The report covers both static and fatigue strength of welded hollow, round shapes. After an introduction and a literature review of theoretical and experimental findings, design considerations are presented for the static strength and fatigue life of such connections. Suggested design curves indicate the static strength of tubular joints with yield strength and a thickness parameter as influence factors. S-N curves (stress range vs cycles to failure) for the fatigue life of T- and K-connections are also presented. It is believed that the data could be used in the design of tubular structures if dimensional ratios are about equal to those of the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BONDED JOINTS, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)), (*PIPES, *WELDS), LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), BENDING, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, THERMAL JOINING

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE