The m α -tangent method is a simple way to estimate limit load for mechanical components. The method is based on a linear elastic finite element analysis to estimate the limit loads. Present work reports limit loads for branch pipe junctions under internal pressure and in-plane bending which is determined by ma-tangent method. All results are compared with published closed-form solutions and also FE results. The FE results can be found by small-strain three-dimensional finite element (FE) limit load analyses using elastic-perfectly plastic materials. Various branch pipe geometries are considered to verify the accuracy of the ma-tangent method.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Materials Science(all)