Experimental behaviour of box concrete-encased cfst eccentrically loaded column

Yu Feng An, Lin Hai Han, Xiao Ling Zhao

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Box concrete-encased, concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) piers have been used in bridges in high-earthquake-intensity regions in China in recent years. They are expected to have higher strength and better ductility than normal box reinforced concrete members owing to the contribution of CFSTs in the corners of the composite box section. However, studies on this type of composite piers are limited. This paper presents an experimental study on the behaviour of box concrete-encased CFST columns under eccentric compression. A total of 14 specimens, including 12 box concrete-encased CFST specimens and two reference box reinforced concrete specimens are tested. The main parameters in the test are height-to-width ratio and load eccentricity. A simplified method is proposed to predict the load capacity of the box concrete-encased CFST columns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1219-1235
Number of pages17
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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