Probabilistic analysis of stress concentration factors in unstiffened gap tubular KT-joints of jacket structures under the out-of-plane bending moment loads

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Ahmadi, Hamid and Benam, Mir Amin Mousavi Nezhad. 2017. "Probabilistic analysis of stress concentration factors in unstiffened gap tubular KT-joints of jacket structures under the out-of-plane bending moment loads." Advances in Structural Engineering: an international journal. 20 (4), pp. 595-615. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369433216658487
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Probabilistic analysis of stress concentration factors in unstiffened gap tubular KT-joints of jacket structures under the out-of-plane bending moment loads

ERA Journal ID4147
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAhmadi, Hamid (Author) and Benam, Mir Amin Mousavi Nezhad (Author)
Journal TitleAdvances in Structural Engineering: an international journal
Journal Citation20 (4), pp. 595-615
Number of Pages21
Year2017
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1369-4332
2048-4011
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1369433216658487
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1369433216658487
Abstract

The stress concentration factor, which is one of the primary input parameters for the fatigue reliability analysis of tubular joints commonly found in offshore jacket structures, shows substantial scatter that highlights the importance of accurate derivation of its governing probability function. In this article, results of 144 finite element stress analyses, validated using experimental data, were used to derive the probability density functions for the stress concentration factors in unstiffened gap tubular KT-joints under four types of out-of-plane bending moment loadings. Based on a parametric finite element study, a sample database was prepared for the maximum chord-side stress concentration factors of central and outer braces, and density histograms were generated for these samples. Nine different probability density functions were fitted to these histograms. The maximum likelihood method was used to estimate the parameters of fitted distributions. In each case, Kolmogorov–Smirnov test was applied to assess the goodness-of-fit. Finally, the inverse Gaussian model was selected as the best-fitted distribution, and after substituting the values of estimated parameters, six fully defined probability density functions were proposed for the maximum chord-side stress concentration factors of central and outer braces in unstiffened gap KT-joints under four types of out-of-plane bending loading.

KeywordsKolmogorov–Smirnov test, out-of-plane bending moment, probability distribution, stress concentration factor, unstiffened gap tubular KT-joint
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020490510. Stochastic analysis and modelling
401504. Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
400510. Structural engineering
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Tabriz, Iran
University of Maragheh, Iran
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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Ahmadi, Hamid and Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali. 2015. "Stress concentration due to in-plane bending (IPB) loads in ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints of offshore structures: Parametric study and design formulation." Applied Ocean Research. 51, pp. 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2015.02.009
Stress concentration factors induced by out-of-plane bending loads in ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints of jacket structures
Ahmadi, Hamid and Zavvar, Esmaeil. 2015. "Stress concentration factors induced by out-of-plane bending loads in ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints of jacket structures." Thin-Walled Structures. 91, pp. 82-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2015.02.011
Probabilistic analysis of stress intensity factor (SIF) and degree of bending (DoB) in axially loaded tubular K-joints of offshore structures
Ahmadi, Hamid and Ghaffari, Amirreza. 2015. "Probabilistic analysis of stress intensity factor (SIF) and degree of bending (DoB) in axially loaded tubular K-joints of offshore structures." Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. 12 (11), pp. 2025-2044. https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78251698
Probabilistic Assessment of Degree of Bending in Tubular X-Joints of Offshore Structures Subjected to Bending Loads
Ahmadi, Hamid and Ghaffari, Amirreza. 2015. "Probabilistic Assessment of Degree of Bending in Tubular X-Joints of Offshore Structures Subjected to Bending Loads." Advances in Civil Engineering. 2015, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/518450
Chord-side SCF distribution of central brace in internally ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints: A geometrically parametric study
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Yong-Bo, Shao. 2013. "Chord-side SCF distribution of central brace in internally ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints: A geometrically parametric study." Thin-Walled Structures. 70, pp. 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2013.04.011
Effect of SCFs on S-N based fatigue reliability of multi-planar tubular DKT-joints of offshore jacket-type structures
Ahmadi, Hamid and Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali. 2013. "Effect of SCFs on S-N based fatigue reliability of multi-planar tubular DKT-joints of offshore jacket-type structures." Ships and Offshore Structures. 8 (1), pp. 55-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2011.627750
Parametric study and formulation of outer-brace geometric stress concentration factors in internally ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints of offshore structures
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali, Yong-Bo, Shao and Aminfar, Mohammad H.. 2012. "Parametric study and formulation of outer-brace geometric stress concentration factors in internally ring-stiffened tubular KT-joints of offshore structures." Applied Ocean Research. 38, pp. 74-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2012.07.004
The development of fatigue design formulas for the outer brace SCFs in offshore three-planar tubular KT-joints
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Aminfar, Mohammad H.. 2012. "The development of fatigue design formulas for the outer brace SCFs in offshore three-planar tubular KT-joints." Thin-Walled Structures. 58, pp. 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2012.04.011
Slamming induced dynamic response of a floating structure
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali, Rastgar, Mehdi and Ahmadi, Hamid. 2012. "Slamming induced dynamic response of a floating structure." Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan). 20 (2), pp. 201-209. https://doi.org/10.51400/2709-6998.1839
A probability distribution model for stress concentration factors in multi-planar tubular DKT-joints of steel offshore structures
Ahmadi, Hamid and Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali. 2012. "A probability distribution model for stress concentration factors in multi-planar tubular DKT-joints of steel offshore structures." Applied Ocean Research. 34, pp. 21-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2011.11.002
Geometrically parametric study of central brace SCFs in offshore three-planar tubular KT-joints
Ahmadi, Hamid and Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali. 2012. "Geometrically parametric study of central brace SCFs in offshore three-planar tubular KT-joints." Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 71, pp. 149-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2011.10.024
Effect of stress concentration factors on the structural integrity assessment of multi-planar offshore tubular DKT-joints based on the fracture mechanics fatigue reliability approach
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Aminfar, Mohammad H.. 2011. "Effect of stress concentration factors on the structural integrity assessment of multi-planar offshore tubular DKT-joints based on the fracture mechanics fatigue reliability approach." Ocean Engineering. 38 (17-18), pp. 1883-1893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.08.004
Distribution of weld toe stress concentration factors on the central brace in two-planar CHS DKT-connections of steel offshore structures
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Aminfar, Mohammad H.. 2011. "Distribution of weld toe stress concentration factors on the central brace in two-planar CHS DKT-connections of steel offshore structures." Thin-Walled Structures. 49 (10), pp. 1225-1236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2011.06.001
Geometrical effect on SCF distribution in uni-planar tubular DKT-joints under axial loads
Ahmadi, Hamid, Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Aminfar, Mohammad H.. 2011. "Geometrical effect on SCF distribution in uni-planar tubular DKT-joints under axial loads." Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 67 (8), pp. 1282-1291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2011.03.011
Geometric stress distribution along the weld toe of the outer brace in two-planar tubular DKT-joints: Parametric study and deriving the SCF design equations
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Ahmadi, Hamid. 2011. "Geometric stress distribution along the weld toe of the outer brace in two-planar tubular DKT-joints: Parametric study and deriving the SCF design equations." Marine Structures. 24 (3), pp. 239-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2011.02.005
Geometrical Parametric Study and Development of Design Formulae for the SCF Distribution Along the Weld Toe in Multi-Planar CHS DKT-Connections of Offshore Structures
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali, Ahmadi, Hamid and Shahverdi, Sajad. 2011. "Geometrical Parametric Study and Development of Design Formulae for the SCF Distribution Along the Weld Toe in Multi-Planar CHS DKT-Connections of Offshore Structures ." ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 19 - 24 Jun 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2011-49121
Effect of geometrical parameters on SCF distribution along the weld toe of tubular KT-joints under balanced axial loads
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad Ali and Ahmadi, Hamid. 2010. "Effect of geometrical parameters on SCF distribution along the weld toe of tubular KT-joints under balanced axial loads." International Journal of Fatigue. 32 (4), pp. 703-719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2009.10.008
Dynamic behaviour of damaged reinforced concrete beams and application of white noise analysis to crack detection
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, M.A., Shahinpar, R. and Ahmadi, H.. 2009. "Dynamic behaviour of damaged reinforced concrete beams and application of white noise analysis to crack detection." Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. 51 (2), pp. 2-10.