On the modelling of distorted thin-walled stiffened panels via a scale reduction approach for a simplified structural stress analysis

Federica Mancini*, Heikki Remes, Jani Romanoff

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To reduce the weight of cruise ships, the shipbuilding industry is interested in thin-walled superstructures, where the thickness of butt-welded plates in stiffened panels is under 5 mm. Compared to thick plates, thin ones can develop severe welding-induced distortions, which limit the validity of recommended early-design structural stress assessment methods. Therefore, computationally costly 3D non-linear numerical analysis must be used. For a quick and effective early design, this paper investigates on simplified computational models for thin-walled panels under uni-axial tension, considering the distortions measured on 4 -mm thick, full-scale ship-deck panels. A 2D simply-supported analytical plate is shown to be sufficiently accurate (i.e., error <10%) at 150 MPa for a distortion with maximum slope within 0.02 rad and amplitude smaller than the thickness (t). Moreover, a 1D beam numerical analysis efficiently predicts local stresses around the butt weld when the maximum distortion amplitude is below 0.6×t mm. The distortion needs to be considered at least up to a length of half of the plate width from the weld location and can represent longitudinal profiles within 60% of the plate width. In conclusion, the early structural stress assessment of thin-walled panels can be significantly simplified, thus helping bridge the gap between complex numerical analysis and simplified analytical solutions.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Artikkeli111637
Sivumäärä14
JulkaisuThin-Walled Structures
Vuosikerta197
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - huhtik. 2024
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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