Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Estimation of residual stresses in marine structures
Author: Sun, Xing
ISNI:       0000 0004 2744 7726
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2013
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
A finite element model that is capable of simulating the thermo-mechanical welding process was developed by using full thermal-elasto-plastic computational analysis and validated by comparison with experimental data. It shows that distortions predicted by the finite element model agree well with measured data from previous literature and that the numerically obtained residual stress distribution is compared and agreed by both ANSYS and VrWeld software. After that, a simple method for predicting butt-welding residual stresses based on force and moment equilibrium was derived in this section. The results calculated from this simple method were a good match with the FE results. Then the author performed detailed analysis for the distribution of transverse and longitudinal residual stresses of 2D butt welding process by using 3D elements, which illustrated how the butt-welding residual stresses were distributed and accumulated during the welding process and how the boundary conditions affect the final results. A detailed parametric study for butt welding residual stresses based on 2D butt-welding by using 3D element was demonstrated. The factors carried out in the parametric study involved cut-off temperature effect, welding power effect, welding velocity effect, plate length effect and plate width effect. Lastly, the author also presented a simulation and an optimization of welding sequences for residual stress and distortion of a typical, fatigue sensitive, ship's side shell connection detail under different welding sequences.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available