Journal article

Slenderness limits for fabricated S960 ultra-high-strength steel and composite columns

D Li, Z Huang, B Uy, HT Thai, C Hou

Journal of Constructional Steel Research | Elsevier Ltd | Published : 2019


Ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS)has been gaining increasing attention globally due to its significant structural and economic benefits. Specifically, the use of UHSS in steel and composite column sections can reduce the dimensions and self-weight of the structural components. However, the utilisation of UHSS slender sections also renders the structural members more susceptible to local buckling. The reduced ductility as well as less strain hardening of UHSS can also affect the post-buckling load. In order to clarify the local buckling and post-buckling load of compressive members using UHSS plates, the authors herein present an extensive experimental program. A total of sixteen steel and com..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The present study was financially supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under its Discovery Scheme (Project No: DP170100001) and La Trobe University. The first author was financially supported by DP170100001. Assistance from Mr. Sina Kazemzadeh Azad, Dr. Mohanad Mursi and staff of Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering (CASE) at the J.W. Roderick Laboratory are gratefully acknowledged.