Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 12th international conference on ‘Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures’ - ASCCS 2018

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Analytical behaviour of concrete-encased CFST box stub columns under axial compression
Jin-Yang Chen, Lin-Hai Han, Fa-Cheng Wang, Ting-Min Mu

Last modified: 02-07-2018


Concrete-encased CFST (concrete-filled steel tube) members have been widely used in high-rise buildings and bridge structures. In this paper, the axial performance of a typical concrete-encased CFST box member with inner CFST and outer reinforced concrete (RC) is investigated. A finite element analysis (FEA) model is established to analyze the compressive behavior of the composite member. The material nonlinearity and the interaction between concrete and steel tube are considered. A good agreement is achieved between the measured and predicted results in terms of the failure mode and the load-deformation relation. The verified FEA model is then used to conduct the full range analysis on the load versus deformation relations. The loading distributions of different components inclouding concrete, steel tube and longitudinal bar during four stages are discussed. Typical failure modes, internal force distribution, stress development and the contact stress between concrete and steel tube are also presented. The parametric study on the compressive behavior is conducted to investigate the effects of various parameters, e.g. the strength of concrete and steel, longitudinal bar ratio and stirrup space on the sectional capacity and the ductility of the concrete-encased CSFT box member.


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