1st Edition

Tubular Structures XII Proceedings of Tubular Structures XII, Shanghai, China, 8-10 October 2008

Edited By Z.Y. Shen, Y.Y. Chen, Xian-zhong Zhao Copyright 2008

    Presentation of the latest scientific and engineering developments in the field of tubular steel structures. Covers key and emerging subjects of hollow structural sections, such as: static and fatigue behaviour of connections/joints, concrete filled hollow sections and composite tubular members, offshore structures, earthquake resistance, specification and standard developments, manufacture and construction of tubular structures, material properties and structural reliability, sustainability of tubular structures, fire resistance, casting, novel applications and case studies. A pertinent reference of over 90 contributions by international experts, intended for architects, civil and mechanical engineers, steel fabricators, contractors and manufacturers.

    Themes covered:

    A. Architecture:

    • Applications / Case Studies
    • Innovative Structures
    • Fabrication, Assembly and Erection
    • Roofs
    • Bridges
    • Towers
    • Cranes

    B. Developments in Profiling and Bending Tubes

    • Static and Fatigue Behaviour of Connections;
    • Connections between: 1.Hollow Sections, 2.Beam-to-Column, 3.High Strength Steel, 4.Composite, 5.Cast Steel Node, 6.Plate-to-Tube.

    C. Concrete Filled Hollow Sections and Composite Tubular Members

    • Offshore Structures
    • Connections
    • Frames
    • Repair Techniques

    D. Earthquake Resistance

    • Avoidance of Brittle Fracture/ Toughness Requirements / Detailing
    • Connection Performance
    • Member Slenderness Requirements
    • Braces
    • Frame Behaviour
    • Specification and Standard Developments
    • Manufacture and Construction, Material Properties and Structural Reliability, Sustainability, Fire Resistance


    Z.Y. Shen, Y.Y. Chen, Xian-zhong Zhao