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

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Comparison investigation on the load capacity of octagonal, circular and square concrete filled steel tubes
Jiong-Yi Zhu, Tak-Ming Chan

Last modified: 26-04-2018


This paper presents a comparative investigation on the load capacity of octagonal concrete filled steel tubes (CFST) with that of the commonly used circular and square CFST. Existing experimental data of octagonal CFST were collected and based on the cross-sectional properties of the existing octagonal specimens, the corresponding circular and square cross-section were generated under three different control parameters: total cross-sectional area of column, confinement ratio and axial stiffness. Those circular and square cross-sections were used in the numerical analysis of CFST to obtain the load capacity for the comparative investigation. Validated finite element models were built for the modeling of the circular and square CFST. The outcome of comparison shows that the confinement ratio is the crucial parameter to the difference of axial behaviour between octagonal and circular CFST. Under the same confinement ratio, octagonal CFST has a very close axial bearing performance to that in circular CFST and are much better than the square CFST.

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