Numerical Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Multiplanar CHS KT-Joints with K-Plane Overlap and Out-of-Plane Gap
A finite element model simulating the experiment on multiplanar unstiffened CHS KT joints with K-plane overlapped and out-of-plane not (KT-IPOv joints), with the background of Suzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center, was advanced and validated by comparing failure mode and the ultimate capacity with experimental results, which is shown to be in good agreement with the test result. Using this model, the effect of non-dimensional parameters on ultimate capacity of KT-IPOv joints were studied, and resistance comparison between multiplanar KT-IPOv joints and uniplanar overlapped K-joints was carried out. The results of FE parametric Analysis conclude that multiplanar parameter ζ t, τT and βT have not significant influence on the ultimate strength; the effect of non-dimensional parameter βK, τK, γ, Ov on the resistance of multiplanar KT-IPOv joints has the same as that of uniplanar overlapped K-joints; the strength of multiplanar KT-IPOv joints have been not significantly influenced by the configuration with the brace inside T-plane which it is not subjected to force; it is suitable and feasiable that ultimate capacities of KT-IPOv joints predicted by formula of uniplanar K-joints.
J. D. Sun et al., "Numerical Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Multiplanar CHS KT-Joints with K-Plane Overlap and Out-of-Plane Gap", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 575-582, 2011