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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 68, Number 2, October25 2018, pages 247-259
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2018.68.2.247
 


Ultimate strength of initially deflected plate under longitudinal compression: Part I = An advanced empirical formulation
Do Kyun Kim, Bee Yee Poh, Jia Rong Lee and Jeom Kee Paik

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this study (Part I), an advanced empirical formulation was proposed to predict the ultimate strength of initially deflected steel plate subjected to longitudinal compression. An advanced empirical formulation was proposed by adopting Initial Deflection Index (IDI) concept for plate element which is a function of plate slenderness ratio (Beta) and coefficient of initial deflection. In case of initial deflection, buckling mode shape, which is mostly assumed type in the ships and offshore industry, was adopted. For the numerical simulation by ANSYS nonlinear finite element method (NLFEM), with a total of seven hundred 700 plate scenarios, including the combination of one hundred (100) cases of plate slenderness ratios with seven (7) representative initial deflection coefficients, were selected based on obtained probability density distributions of plate element from collected commercial ships. The obtained empirical formulation showed good agreement (R2 = 0.99) with numerical simulation results. The obtained outcome with proposed procedure will be very useful in predicting the ultimate strength performance of plate element subjected to longitudinal compression.
 
Key Words
    ultimate strength; plate; unstiffened panel; initial deflection; empirical formulation
 
Address
Do Kyun Kim:
1) Ocean and Ship Technology Research Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
2) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, POSTECH, 37673 Pohang, Republic of Korea
Bee Yee Poh and Jia Rong Lee: Ocean and Ship Technology Research Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Jeom Kee Paik:
1) The Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institution (The Lloyd\'s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence), Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea
2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London, UK
 

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