The Finite Element Analysis on the Local Compression of the Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Column-Beam Joint
In order to study the mechanical behavior of the joint between concrete filled steel tubular column and beam with discontinuous column tube at the joint zone under axial pressure, the finite element analysis software ANSYS is adopted for parametric analysis and the analysis results are compared with experimental ones. The principal compressive stress is mainly transmitted by the inside area of the joint which is subjected to local compression if it is low, but extends to more outside areas of the joint if it is high. The radial compressive stress, which is the confined stress of the ring beam to the core concrete of the joint, keeps the same as that the width of the ring beam equal to the diameter of the core area of the joint. The vertical strain on the edge of the joint, which would lead to horizontal annular cracks in the side face of the ring beam, changes from tension in the whole height to tension only in the top part and compression in the lower part of the joint, which is consistent with the experimental phenomenon.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
X. L. Tang et al., "The Finite Element Analysis on the Local Compression of the Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Column-Beam Joint", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 489-494, 2012