Coupling Finite Element Analysis and the Theory of Critical Distances to Estimate Critical Loads in Al6060-T66 Tubular Beams Containing Notches

Abstract: This paper validates a methodology for the estimation of critical loads in tubular beams containing notch-type defects. The methodology is particularized for the case of Al6060-T66 tubular cantilever beams containing U-shaped notches. It consists in obtaining the stress field at the notch tip using finite element analysis (FEA) and the subsequent application of the theory of critical distances (TCD) to derive the corresponding critical load (or load-bearing capacity). The results demonstrate that this methodology provides satisfactory predictions of fracture loads.

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 Fuente: Metals (Basel) 2020, 10(10), 1395

Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 01/10/2020

Nº de páginas: 11

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/met10101395

ISSN: 2075-4701

Proyecto español: PGC2018-095400-B-I00