Tests of T-joints in RHS and SHS high strength stainless steel tubes

Ran Feng, Ben Young

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Abstract

This paper describes a test program on a wide range of cold-formed stainless steel welded tubular Tjoints fabricated from square hollow section and rectangular hollow section brace and chord members. A total of 15 tests was performed. High strength stainless steel (duplex and high strength austenitic) specimens were tested. The tests were performed by supporting the chord member of the specimen along its entire length with the pure concentrated force applied to the brace member. The ratio of brace width to chord width (β) of the specimens varied from 0.5 to 1.0 so that failure modes of chord face failure and chord side wall failure were observed. The test results were compared with the design procedures in the Australian/New Zealand Standard for stainless steel structures, CIDECT and Eurocode design rules for carbon steel structures. It is shown that the design strengths predicted by the current design specifications are conservative for the test specimens calculated using the 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.5% and 1.0% proof stresses as the yield stresses. The 0.2% proof stress is comparatively more reasonable to predict the design strengths of stainless steel welded tubular T-joints for both ultimate limit state and serviceability limit state. In this study, it is shown that the ultimate limit state controls rather than the serviceability limit state for most of the test specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS 2007
Pages563-570
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS 2007 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 5 Dec 20077 Dec 2007

Publication series

Name5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS 2007
Volume3

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS 2007
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/12/077/12/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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