FE Nonlinear Analysis for Multiplanar CHS KK-Joint with in-Plane Gap and Out-of-Plane Overlap
On basis of the data from tests, FE nonlinear analysis mode on the multi-planar CHS KK-joints with in-plane gap and out-of-plane overlap (KK-OPOv) was advanced and validated in terms of failure mode, ultimate bearing capacity and etc. And the adaptability is reasonable. Moreover, FE nonlinear analysis for the joint on the typical load-displacement curve, failure behavior, failure mechanism and etc was conducted. The study suggests that the multi-planar KK-OPOv joints appear mainly in the CLD1 failure mode; at the time of failure, the tube wall deformations on the chords of multi-planar KK-OPOv joints and the corresponding planar K-Gap joints are coincide with each other basically. Both of these two types of joints are of a same failure mechanism; the multi-planar parameter ζt influences, to a certain extent, the ultimate bearing capacity on joints. That is, as the overlapping ratio of the out-of-plane braces is higher (namely, the absolute value of ζt increases), the ultimate bearing capacity of the joints decreases.
S. Q. Cui et al., "FE Nonlinear Analysis for Multiplanar CHS KK-Joint with in-Plane Gap and Out-of-Plane Overlap", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 443-449, 2011