Experimental study and numerical assessment of the flexural behaviour of square and rectangular CFST members under monotonic and cyclic loading

Yadong Jiang, Antonio Silva, Jose Miguel Castro, Tak Ming Chan, Ricardo Monteiro

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This paper focuses on the characterization of the behaviour of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) columns made with Rubberized Concrete (RuC), and on the development of an accurate numerical model for the simulation of CFST columns under monotonic and cyclic bending. The test campaign involves 18 CFST specimens with different configurations, namely the cross-section slenderness, the concrete strength, the axial load level and the lateral loading type. All CFST members tested exhibited good ductility under monotonic loading. The Eurocode 4 design provisions was verified against the test results and the design capacities of the CFST members were validated to be conservative. A comprehensive 3D Finite Element (FE) model was developed and calibrated based on test results. The FE model proved to be reliable in predicting the bending behaviour of CFST member, in terms of local buckling deformation modes, ultimate capacity and ductility of the CFST columns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-811
Number of pages8
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • CFST
  • Experimental test
  • Numerical model
  • Rectangular
  • Square

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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