Tests of cold-formed high strength stainless steel compression members

Ben Young, W.-M. Lui

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The paper describes a test program on cold-formed high strength stainless steel compression members. The duplex stainless steel having the yield stress and tensile strength up to 750 and 850 MPa, respectively, was investigated. The material properties of the test specimens were obtained from tensile coupon and stub column tests. The test specimens were cold-rolled into square and rectangular hollow sections. The specimens were compressed between fixed ends at different column lengths. The initial overall geometric imperfections of the column specimens were measured. The strength and behaviour of cold-formed high strength stainless steel columns were investigated. The test strengths were compared with the design strengths predicted using the American, Australian/New Zealand and European specifications for cold-formed stainless steel structures. Generally, it is shown that the design strengths predicted by the three specifications are conservative for the cold-formed high strength stainless steel columns. In addition, reliability analysis was performed to evaluate the current design rules. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-234
Number of pages11
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cold-formed steel
  • Column
  • Duplex stainless steel
  • Experimental investigation
  • High strength
  • Material properties
  • Stainless steel structures
  • Structural design
  • Tubular sections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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