Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 1996 / Article

Open Access

Volume 3 |Article ID 978073 |

Yong Zhao, John D. Stevenson, H.T. Tang, "Parametric Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Strain Ratcheting in Pressurized Elbows Based on Random Vibration", Shock and Vibration, vol. 3, Article ID 978073, 15 pages, 1996.

Parametric Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Strain Ratcheting in Pressurized Elbows Based on Random Vibration

Received10 Jan 1996
Accepted27 Mar 1996


The large strain ratcheting in cyclic plasticity of a typical pressurized pipe elbow in a realistic nuclear piping system was investigated in a more quantitative manner than previously. The elbow was modeled using a fine mesh of shell elements that can provide the completed information of detailed time varying strain distributions in the whole elbow area. The nonlinear time history stress analyses performed were based on a pseudostatic concept using the vector-valued stochastic displacement response time series loaded at the elbow ends. The response time series were synthesized using a simulation approach based on the random vibration analyses of the piping system and its supporting building. After a finite element mesh convergence study, parametric analyses were conducted that included the effects due to the magnitude changes in excitation level, internal pressure, material yield stress, and material strain hardening.

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

More related articles

 PDF Download Citation Citation
 Order printed copiesOrder

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted research articles as well as case reports and case series related to COVID-19. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.