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Structural design of stainless steel concrete filled columns

Lam, D. and Gardner, L. (2008) Structural design of stainless steel concrete filled columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 64 (11). pp. 1275-1282. ISSN 0143-974X


This paper presents the behaviour and design of axially loaded concrete filled stainless steel circular and square hollow sections. The experimental investigation was conducted using different concrete cube strengths varied from 30 to 100 MPa. The column strengths and load-axial shortening curves were evaluated. The study is limited to cross-section capacity and has not been validated at member level. Comparisons of the tests results together with other available results from the literature have been made with existing design methods for composite carbon steel sections—Eurocode 4 and ACI. It was found that existing design guidance for carbon steel may generally be safely applied to concrete filled stainless steel tubes, though it tends to be over-conservative. A continuous strength method is proposed and it is found to provide the most accurate and consistent prediction of the axial capacity of the composite concrete filled stainless steel hollow sections due largely to the more precise assessment of the contribution of the stainless steel tube to the composite resistance.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: 2008 Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: CHS; composite column; concrete filled; Confinement; deformation-based Local buckling SHS Stainless steel Tubular construction
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 09:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:38
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j/jcsr.2008.04.012
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j/jcsr.2008.04.012
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8476

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