Estimation of the load-bearing capacity of tubular cantilever beams containing through-thickness circumferential U-notches

Abstract: This paper provides a methodology for the structural integrity assessment of tubular beams containing U-notches, and particularises the analysis to the case of cantilever beams containing through thickness U-notches. The methodology is based on the combined use of Failure Assessment Diagrams and the Theory of Critical Distances, with the BS7910 as the reference fracture assessment document. The results, obtained in Al6060 and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) tubular cantilever beams, demonstrates that the proposed approach provides accurate predictions of failure loads.

 Fuente: Engineering Structures Volume 229, 15 February 2021, 111598

Editorial: Elsevier Ltd

 Fecha de publicación: 01/02/2021

Nº de páginas: 10

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111598

ISSN: 0141-0296,1873-7323

Proyecto español: MAT2014-58443-P , PGC2018-095400-B-I00 (MCI/AEI/FEDER, UE)

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111598