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Title: Fatigue performance of tubular X-joints with PJP+ welds: II - Numerical investigation
Authors: Qian, X. 
Nguyen, C.T. 
Petchdemaneengam, Y.
Ou, Z. 
Swaddiwudhipong, S. 
Marshall, P. 
Keywords: Multiple crack interaction
Paris la
Root crack
Toe crack
Tubular joint
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Qian, X., Nguyen, C.T., Petchdemaneengam, Y., Ou, Z., Swaddiwudhipong, S., Marshall, P. (2013). Fatigue performance of tubular X-joints with PJP+ welds: II - Numerical investigation. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 89 : 252-261. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper summarizes the numerical investigation on the fatigue crack propagation in CHS X-joints under constant amplitude brace in-plane bending, in parallel with the experimental investigation reported in the companion paper. The finite element procedure examines the effects of the crack propagation angle, the crack-front profile and the interaction between adjacent fatigue cracks on the fatigue driving force, measured by the stress-intensity factors. The Paris type estimation provides a close prediction on the propagation life of weld toe cracks observed in the experiment. The initiation of the root crack, based on the Paris prediction, occurs much later than that of the toe crack. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Constructional Steel Research
ISSN: 0143974X
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