Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 668-678(2007)


NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HOLLOW AND CONCRETE-FILLED STEEL COLUMNS

 

Shengbin Gao 1 and Hanbin Ge 2,*

1Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

2Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

* (Corresponding author: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Received: 5 September 2006; Revised: 30March 2007; Accepted: 4 April 2007

 

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2007.3.3.3

 

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to predict the inelastic behavior of thin-walled steel and composite structures, such as hollow and concrete-filled steel columns. For this purpose, a three-dimensional (3D) elasto-plastic finite element analysis methodology has been presented for both thin-walled steel columns with pipe and box-shaped sections, and concrete-filled steel box columns. By comparing with experimental result, it is concluded that the proposed analytical method can give an accurate prediction to the experimental results of both steel and composite structures.

 

KEYWORDS

Steel column; concrete-filled steel column; interface element; cyclic loading; elasto-plastic behavior; buckling mode


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