Calculation of Ductility of Square CFT Stub Columns with Binding Bars Subjected to Eccentric Load
Based on the equivalent uniaxial stress-strain relationship for the encased concrete in the square steel tube with binding bars, the ﬁber element analysis technique is used to conduct the load versus curvature curves for the square concrete-filled steel tubular (CFT) stub columns with binding bars subjected to eccentric load, and the results predicted by the program agree well with the experimental ones. The ﬁber element analysis program developed is then used to investigate the effects of varied parameters on the curvature ductility of square CFT stub columns with binding bars subjected to uniaxial or biaxial eccentric load, and the corresponding simplified formulas to predict the curvature ductility of the columns are put forward, respectively. The results predicted by the simplified formulas agree well with those predicted by the program.
G. Q. Su et al., "Calculation of Ductility of Square CFT Stub Columns with Binding Bars Subjected to Eccentric Load", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1883-1890, 2011