Analysis of Influence of Design Parameters on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of the Steel Spatial Tubular Joint
Utilizing general finite element software ANSYS, the finite element computing model of the steel spatial tubular joint is built, which is used to analyze the mechanical properties under dead loads through changing its design parameters. According to the obtained and compared consequences, the different design parameters including stiffening ring thickness, cross-shaped ribbed plate thickness and stiffening ring length exert different influence on ultimate bearing capacity of the steel spatial tubular joint. Specifically, the ultimate bearing capacity under dead loads is affected by setting stiffening ring and changing cross-shaped ribbed plate thickness significantly. In contrast, if the thickness and length of stiffening ring are changed, the impact is insignificant. The results and conclusion can provide reference which is useful to optimize the design of steel spatial tubular joint in such category.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
R. T. Zhu "Analysis of Influence of Design Parameters on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of the Steel Spatial Tubular Joint", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 294-297, 2011