Cross-section classification of elliptical hollow sections

L. Gardner, Tak Ming Chan

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Abstract

Cross-section classification is a fundamental aspect of structural metallic design. This paper proposes slenderness parameters and a system of cross-section classification limits for elliptical hollow sections, developed on the basis of laboratory tests and numerical simulations. Four classes of cross-sections, namely Class 1 to 4 have been defined with limiting slenderness values. For the special case of elliptical hollow sections with an aspect ratio of unity, consistency with the slenderness limits for circular hollow sections in Eurocode 3 has been achieved. The proposed system of cross-section classification underpins the development of further design guidance for elliptical hollow sections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTubular Structures XI - Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium and IIW International Conference on Tubular Structures
Pages171-177
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Symposium and IIW International Conference on Tubular Structures - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: 31 Aug 20062 Sep 2006

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium and IIW International Conference on Tubular Structures
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City, QC
Period31/08/062/09/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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