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

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Hysteretic performance research on high strength circular concrete-filled thin-walled steel tubular columns
Jiantao Wang, Qing Sun

Last modified: 18-03-2018


Under violent earthquake motions, the severe damage in critical regions of structures could be ascribed to cumulative damage caused by cyclic loading. Using the high strength (HS) materials in concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) columns is the effective way and popular tendency to promote the seismic behavior in anti-seismic design. In this paper, an experimental study on the hysteretic performance of high strength circular concrete-filled thin-walled steel tubular columns (HCFTST) columns was carried out. A total of six specimens were tested under constant axial compression combining cyclic lateral loading. The tested parameters were the different combinations of diameter-to-thickness (D/t) ratio, axial compression ratio (n) and concrete cylinder compressive strength (fc).The failure modes, load-displacement hysteretic curves, skeleton curves, dissipated energy and stiffness degradation were examined in detail. Through the experiment analysis result, it indicates that the ultimate limit state is reached as the severe local buckling and rupture of the steel tubes accompanying the core concrete crushing occur. Using high strength materials could have a larger elastic deformation capacity and the higher axial compression ratio within test scopes could motivate the potential of HS materials. In brief, the HCFTST columns with ultra-large D/t ratios under reasonable design could perform excellent hysteretic performance, which can be applied in earthquake-prone regions widely.

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