Performance-based analysis of concrete-filled steel tubular beam–columns, Part I: Theory and algorithms

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Liang, Qing ORCID: 0000-0003-0333-2265 (2009) Performance-based analysis of concrete-filled steel tubular beam–columns, Part I: Theory and algorithms. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 65 (2). pp. 363-372. ISSN 0143-974X


This paper presents a performance-based analysis (PBA) technique based on fiber element formulations for the nonlinear analysis and performance-based design of thin-walled concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) beam–columns with local buckling effects. Geometric imperfections, residual stresses and strain hardening of steel tubes and confined concrete models are considered in the PBA technique. Initial local buckling and effective strength/width formulas are incorporated in the PBA program to account for local buckling effects. The progressive local buckling of a thin-walled steel tube filled with concrete is simulated by gradually redistributing normal stresses within the steel tube walls. Performance indices are proposed to quantify the section, axial ductility and curvature ductility performance of thin-walled CFST beam–columns under axial load and biaxial bending. Efficient secant algorithms are developed to iterate the depth and orientation of the neutral axis in a thin-walled CFST beam–column section to satisfy equilibrium conditions. The analysis algorithms for thin-walled CFST beam–columns under axial load and uni- and biaxial bending are presented. The PBA program can efficiently generate axial load–strain curves, moment–curvature curves and axial load–moment strength interaction diagrams for thin-walled CFST beam–columns under biaxial loads. The proposed PBA technique allows the designer to analyze and design thin-walled CFST beam–columns made of compact or non-compact steel tubes with any strength grades and normal and high-strength concrete. The verification and applications of the PBA program are given in a companion paper.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2008.03.007
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0905 Civil Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8702 Construction Design
Keywords ResPubID17243, biaxial bending, omposite columns, ductility, local buckling, nonlinear analysis, performance-based analysis
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