Biaxial bending and compression of elliptical hollow sections

Tak Ming Chan, J. M. Abela, L. Gardner

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The structural response of Elliptical Hollow Sections (EHS) under combined biaxial bending and compression is investigated in this paper. The research is conducted at the cross-sectional level and is based primarily upon laboratory testing and finite element modelling. A series of experiments with various load eccentricities about both the major and minor axes have been conducted so as to investigate the interaction between compression and biaxial bending. The measured geometric and material properties of the test specimens, together with the full load-deformation histories have been reported. The test data have been supplemented by further results generated through parallel numerical studies. The combined structural performance data have been used to verify proposed interaction expressions; these have been developed in accordance with Eurocode 3 for ease of future incorporation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTubular Structures XIII - Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS13 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 15 Dec 201017 Dec 2010


Conference13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS13
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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