Numerical Analysis of RPC-Filled Circular Steel Tube Columns
Reactive Powder Concrete(RPC) is a cementitious material that exhibits high performance properties. Brittle failure mode usually appears when it is subjected to high or complicated stress. The fragility performance of RPC can be great improved if efficient confinement is provided. In this paper, four RPC-filled steel tube stub columns under axial loads were analyzed using the finite element program ABAQUS. Two different axially loading modes were considered. The analysis results were compared with the results of the tests. It was found that the FEM models can predict the force-displacement relationship of such columns with acceptable accuracy.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Y. Wang and G. Y. Zhao, "Numerical Analysis of RPC-Filled Circular Steel Tube Columns", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 396-400, 2011