volume 4, issue 2, P151-167 2014
DOI: 10.12989/ose.2014.4.2.151
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Behrouz Asgarian, Vahid Mokarram, Pejman Alanjari

Abstract: It is common that analyses of offshore platforms being carried out with the assumption of rigid tubular joints. However, many researches have concluded that it is necessary that local joint flexibility (LJF) of tubular joints should be taken into account. Meanwhile, advanced analysis of old offshore platforms considering local joint flexibility leads to more accurate results. This paper presents an extensive finite-element (FE) based study on the flexibility of uni-planner multi-brace tubular Y-T and K-joints …

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