Experimental Study on In-Plane Behavior of CFST Arch with New-Type Dumbbell-Shaped Section
The weakness of traditional dumbbell-shaped section is that when concrete is filled into the web space, great stress is likely to produce cracks in the weld sealing between steel tube and web plates. In order to avoid this condition, a new-type dumbbell-shaped section is proposed. Experiments on concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) model arches with new-type dumbbell-shaped section have been carried out, concentrated loading at crown and L/4 section respectively. The result indicated that the new-type CFST arch has good elastic-plastic behavior and high strength, no local buckling appeared during the whole loading process, its in-plane mechanic behavior is similar with that of the CFST arch with single-tube. The dual nonlinear finite element calculation model is set up for the model arch, by means of this model the load-deflection curves during the loading process and the ultimate load-carrying capacity is analyzed.
Y. Sheng "Experimental Study on In-Plane Behavior of CFST Arch with New-Type Dumbbell-Shaped Section", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1198-1203, 2011