Finite Element Analysis for Unstiffened Overlapped CHS KK-Joints Welded in Different Ways
The question whether hidden weld of unstiffened overlapped CHS (circular hollow sections) KK-joints is welded or un-welded is not clearly mentioned in China's steel structure design codes (GB50017-2003) .This paper mainly analyzes the influence of chord-to-brace diameter ratio β, diameter-to- ply ratio γ and brace-to-chord ply ratio τ to the ultimate bearing capacity of the joints with the hidden weld welded and un-welded. The influence of welded and un-welded hidden welds of the joints on hysteretic behavior under low frequency loading is analyzed , and hysteretic curve of the joints are obtained by the finite element software ANSYS. Side brace or opposite brace of the hidden weld of the joints has little influence on the failure modes and ultimate capacity of the joints. Hysteretic behavior of the joints with the hidden weld un-welded is much better than that of the welded.
X. L. Wang et al., "Finite Element Analysis for Unstiffened Overlapped CHS KK-Joints Welded in Different Ways", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 299-306, 2011