Joint Check is a part of the API RP-2A LRFD standard (offshore check) which verifies the strength of tubular construction under tension or compression members. Let make some definition:
- Joint is a node where two or more incline elements are connected.
- Chord is a set of non-welded elements that form straight line.
- Brace is a welded to a chord element
Joints and brace classification are recognized automatically in SDC Verifier.
Themes covered in tutorial:
- What is Joint Check?
- Connection Types;
- Joint Check implementation:
- Resistance coefficient;
- Load Transfer;
- Particular cases