Plastic limit loads for thick-walled branch junctions

K. H. Lee, Y. J. Kim, P. J. Budden, K. Nikbin

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This technical note extends the validity of limit load solutions for thin-walled branch junctions, previously proposed by the current author, to thick-walled cases. It is achieved simply by re-normalizing the thin-wall expressions by the limit loads of thick-walled tubes instead of those of thin-walled tubes. Comparison with finite element results shows overall good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite element limit analysis
  • Limit load
  • Thick-walled branch junctions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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