@article{Ao_Wang_2015, author = {Ao, Lei and Wang, Deyu}, title = {Residual Ultimate Strength of Box Girders with Variable Cracks}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {9}, number = {2}, pages = {193-198}, year = {2015}, url = {./Article_Residual_Ultimate_Strength_of_Box_Ao,34,572.html}, abstract = {The aim of the present study is to investigate the residual ultimate strength characteristics of box girders with variable cracks under torsional loading. A series of finite element models are established by changing the crack length and crack angle using a commercial FEA program, ABAQUS. The cracks are located at the center and torques are applied on both ends of the box beam. Different aspect ratios are considered to evaluate the effects of cracks on box beams for various widths and lengths of panels in the middle yielding region. The accuracy of the nonlinear FEA results is veri?ed by a comparison with previous predicted formulas. Based on the FEA results, the relationship between the residual ultimate strength and crack parameters can be indicated in a function with period of in the form of Fourier series.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.09.02.05}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Cracks, Ship Stability, Hydrodynamics, Box Girders, FEA, Ultimate Strength, Residual Ultimate Strength, Crack Parameters} }