The Influence of “Shell Behavior” on Load Distribution for Thin-Walled Conical Joints

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L. Bruschelli

Viale Madonna 2, 22063 Cantu (Como), Italy

V. Latorrata

Via Resistenza 22, 22072 Cermenate (Como), Italy

J. Appl. Mech 67(2), 298-306 (Apr 12, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1304841 History: Received December 23, 1998; Revised April 12, 1999
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Threaded part of a generic joint
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Contact forces and displacements
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Polar coordinates in the thread, equivalent loads and boundary conditions
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Shell displacements and load conventions
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Internal and applied loads
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Distributed moment m due to w movement
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Pipe joint dimensions, coordinates and substructures
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Mutual forces in a pipe joint’s forcing condition
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API NC38 joint Rfl in forcing condition with coefficient of friction f=0 and axial load P=543 kN
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API NC38 joint radial displacement with coefficient of friction f=0 and axial load P=543 kN
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API NC38 joint maximum Rfl value in forcing condition, with three friction values



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