Transformation rules on engineering stress strain curves of S690 funnel-shaped coupons

H. C. Ho, K. F. Chung, Y. B. Guo

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Funnel-shaped coupons are widely adopted for various steels low cycle high strain cyclic tests to investigate hysteretic behaviour of structural steels under cyclic actions in order to avoid plastic axial buckling. However, a technical problem is induced that the engineering stress strain curves obtained from these funnel-shaped coupons are not comparable to those curves obtained from standard cylindrical coupons. Hence, it is essential to correlate the engineering stress-strain characteristics obtained from monotonic tensile tests using these two types of coupons. This paper presents a theoretical study into such a correlation on the stress strain characteristics between the funnel-shaped coupons and the standard cylindrical coupons. A series of transformation formulae are proposed for various deformation ranges, namely i) Elastic range; ii) Plateau range; iii) Hardening range and iv) Necking range. The proposed transformation formulae have been calibrated with tensile test results and FE models of the S690 funnel-shaped coupons. These test results provide strong evidence to the effectiveness of the proposed transformation rules for subsequent investigations into hysteretic behaviour of steel materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEASEC16 - Proceedings of the 16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2019
EditorsChien Ming Wang, Sritawat Kitipornchai, Vinh Dao
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811580789
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Dec 2020
Event16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2019


  • Funnel-shaped coupons
  • S690 steels
  • Stress-strain characteristics
  • Tensile tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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