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

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Numerical study of concrete-filled austenitic stainless steel CHS stub columns with high-strength steel inner tubes
Fangying Wang, Ben Young, Leroy Gardner

Last modified: 02-07-2018


A numerical modelling programme simulating the structural behaviour of concrete-filled double skin tubular (CFDST) stub columns with stainless steel outer tubes and high strength steel inner tubes is presented in this paper. The numerical model, which was developed using the finite element package ABAQUS, was initially validated against existing experimental results considering ultimate load, load-deflection histories and failure modes, with good agreement observed. Upon validation of the FE model, an extensive parametric study was undertaken whereby the cross-section slendernesses of the outer and inner tubes, the strength of the inner tube and the concrete grades were varied. These generated results together with the experimental data were then employed to assess the suitability of the design provisions of the European Standard EN 1994-1-1 and American Specification for concrete-filled tubes. Modifications to these design rules are also proposed, and a reduction factor (η) is suggested to account for the effective compressive strength in high strength concrete.


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