Hydrostatic Effects in Tubular Member Design

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S. A. Karamanos, J. L. Tassoulas

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 116(4), 246-251 (Nov 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920159 History: Received March 30, 1994; Revised June 29, 1994; Online June 12, 2008


This paper summarizes some important results concerning the analysis and design of tubular compliant-tower members. The tubes are subjected to a combination of structural loads and external pressure, which may cause buckling. The paper focuses on the effects of external pressure on the ultimate capacity. Analytical results are compared with experimental data and design equations. The comparison is aimed towards better understanding of pressurized tubular beam-column behavior.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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