Steel-concrete-steel composite columns subjected to lateral impact

Aghdamy, Sanam, Thambiratnam, David, & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2016) Steel-concrete-steel composite columns subjected to lateral impact. In Montreal’2016 AES-ATEMA International Conference, 20-24 June 2016, Montreal, Canda.

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Concrete-filled double skin tube (CFDST) is a creative innovation of steel-concrete-steel composite construction, formed by two concentric steel tubes separated by a concrete filler. Over the recent years, this column form has been widely used as a new sustainable alternative to existing structural bridge piers and building columns. Since they could be vulnerable to impact from passing vessels or vehicles, it is necessary to understand their behaviour under lateral impact loads. With this in mind, physical tests on full scale columns were performed using an innovative horizontal impact testing system to obtain the failure modes, the time history of the impact force, reaction forces and global lateral deflection as well as permanent local buckling profile of the columns. The experimental testing was complemented and supplemented by developing and using an advanced finite element analysis model. The model was validated by comparing the numerical results against experimental data. The findings of this study will serve as a benchmark reference for future analysis and design of CFDST columns.

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ID Code: 95091
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Concrete-filled double skin tube (CFDST) columns, Lateral impact, Horizontal impact testing system (HITS), Experimental testing, finite element analysis (FEA)
ISSN: 1996-1944
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2016 Advanced Engineering Solutions (AES.COM)
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 22:42
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 14:44

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