Mechanical Properties on the Welded Connection of Pipe and Hollow Spheres Joints
Taking pipe - hollow spherical node as the object, and using ANSYS finite element analysis software, established five kinds of finite element model to analyze the stress concentration at the weld connection of the different connections of steel structures - hollow ball under the uniaxial tension. Obtained this node’s stress concentration factor, stress distribution, by changing the hollow spherical diameter and wall thickness, pipe’s diameter and wall thickness, obtained the trend of the stress concentration factor under different control ball matches. Take static tests on typical structures of two specifications 6 hollow sphere nodes, get the measured stress concentration factor, and stress distribution of this node. Through comparative analysis of theoretical analysis and experimental results, show that the two rules are consistent. The research results can provide basis for improving the pipe - hollow spherical joints connecting structural.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
Y. J. Yan et al., "Mechanical Properties on the Welded Connection of Pipe and Hollow Spheres Joints", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3452-3457, 2011