Finite Element Analysis on Static Performance on Combined Truss with Rectangular Steel Tube and Concrete-Filled Steel Tube
Finite element analysis on three trusses was carried out in order to study the performance of combined truss with steel tube and concrete filled steel tube. The first specimen was a RHS truss, the second one was a combined truss with steel tube and concrete filled steel tube, and the third one was a concrete-filled steel tube truss. The results show that the finite element model can reflect the static performance of combined truss and can carry out the affective parameters analysis, which can offer theory evidence for engineering application of combined truss. The damage of three trusses was all due to the joint failure and the failure mode was all punishing shearing failure, but the concrete filled changed by the failure place of joints. The bearing capacity of three trusses was controlled by the jionts and the strength and stiffness of jionts were increased by the concrete filled in the chord, therefore the bearing capacity of trusses was increased while the deformation of trusses was decreased. In combined truss with steel tube and concrete filled steel tube, the concrete-filled steel tube joints can improve the bearing capacity and the steel tube joint can satisfy the requirements of deformation, which have obvious advantages in the engineering application.
Y. W. Du and H. Y. Lin, "Finite Element Analysis on Static Performance on Combined Truss with Rectangular Steel Tube and Concrete-Filled Steel Tube", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1889-1893, 2011