1st Edition

Tubular Structures XV Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27-29 May 2015

    Tubular Structures XV contains the latest scientific and engineering developments in the field of tubular structures, as presented at the 15th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS15, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27-29 May 2015). The International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS) has a long-standing reputation for being the principal showcase for manufactured tubing and the prime international forum for presentation and discussion of research, developments and applications in this field.

    Various key and emerging subjects in the field of hollow structural sections are covered, such as: special applications and case studies, static and fatigue behaviour of connections and members; joints, concrete-filled and composite tubular members and offshore structures, earthquake and dynamic response, specification and standard developments, stainless and high strength steel structures, fire, impact and blast resistances. Research and developments issues presented in this topical book are applicable to buildings, bridges, offshore structures, cranes, trusses and towers.

    Tubular Structures XV is thus a pertinent reference source for architects, civil and mechanical engineers, designers, steel fabricators and contractors, manufacturers of hollow sections or related construction products, trade associations involved with tubing, owners or developers of tubular structures, steel specification committees, academics and research students all around the world.

    Publications of previous international symposia on tubular structures

    ISTS Kurobane Lecture

    Tubular joints – NUS research and applications
    Y.S. Choo

    Architecture, applications and case studies

    Tensegrity chandeliers for a shopping street in the Hague NL
    M. Eekhout

    New velodrome in Medellín (Colombia)
    X. Aguiló & J. Gomà

    Reconstruction of a school building inWolfsburg, Germany
    H. Pasternak, M. Moradi Eshkafti & T. Krausche

    Structural design of the roof structure for the SwissTech convention center in Lausanne
    C. Pirazzi, M. Bosso, G. Guscetti, O. Fleischer & S. Herion

    MyZeil Frankfurt – Design and execution of the architectural building envelope
    R. Stroetmann

    Where tubular structures fail – examples from one engineer’s experience
    R.H. Keays

    PREON box – The speedy tool for industrial hall constructions
    N. Genge, C. Remde, K.Weynand & J. Kuck

    Composite tubular structures

    Study on the cracking behavior of Concrete Filled Steel Tube (CFST) for tall bridge piers subjected to horizontal cyclic loading
    M. Zhou, X.G. Liu, J.S. Fan & J.G. Nie

    Circular double-tube concrete-filled tubular columns with ultra-high strength concrete
    M.L. Romero, A. Espinós, A. Hospitaler, J.M. Portolés & C. Ibañez

    Experimental study of beam to concrete filled elliptical steel column connections
    T. Sheehan, J. Yang, X.H. Dai & D. Lam

    Effect of bolt gauge distance on the behaviour of anchored blind bolted connection to concrete filled tubular structures
    M. Mahmood,W. Tizani & C. Sansour

    Beam to concrete-filled rectangular hollow section column joints using long bolts
    V.L. Hoang, J.F. Demonceau & J.P. Jaspart

    Influence of outer diameter in confinement effect of CFT sections under bending
    A.A. Valls & J.M. Carreras

    Casting of composite concrete-filled steel tube beams with self-consolidating concrete
    J.M. Flor, R.H. Fakury, R.B. Caldas, F.C. Rodrigues & A.H.M. de Araújo

    Analytical behaviour of concrete-encased CFST column to steel beam joints
    W. Li,W.W. Qian, L.H. Han & X.L. Zhao

    Composite columns made of concrete filled circular hollow sections in fire case and with restrained thermal elongation – numerical and experimental analysis
    T.A.C. Pires, J.P.C. Rodrigues & J.J.R. Silva

    Buckling resistance of concrete-filled steel circular tube columns composed of high-strength materials
    M. Karmazínová

    Time-dependent response of three-hinged CFST arches
    M.A. Bradford & Y.-L. Pi

    Earthquake resistance

    Elliptical-hollow-section braces under cyclic axial loading
    Y.M. Huai, T.M. Chan & W.Wang

    Seismic response and damage distribution of concrete filled steel tube frame
    K. Goto

    Seismic design of partially concrete-filled steel tubular columns with enhanced ductility
    I.H.P. Mamaghani

    Fire resistance

    Optimal economic design of unprotected circular concrete-filled steel tubular columns at ambient temperature and under fire condition
    D. Hernández-Figueirido, A. Piquer, J.M. Portolés, A. Hospitaler & J.M. Montalvá

    Structural analysis of tubular truss in fire
    J.A. Diez Albero, T. Tiainen, K. Mela & M. Heinisuo

    Effects of truss behavior on critical temperatures of welded steel tubular truss members exposed to fire
    E. Ozyurt & Y.C.Wang

    Fire performance of innovative slender concrete filled steel tubular columns
    A. Espinós, M.L. Romero, E. Serra, V. Albero & A. Hospitaler

    Impact, blast and robustness

    Experimental and theoretical development for pipe-in-pipe composite specimens under impact
    X. Qian & Y.Wang

    Field blast testing and FE modelling of RHS members
    C. Ritchie, J.A. Packer, M. Seica & X.L. Zhao

    Behaviour of reverse channel tension zone subjected to impact loads
    P. Barata, J. Ribeiro, A. Santiago & M.C. Rigueiro

    Offshore structures

    Tubular based support structures for offshore wind turbines
    J. Müglitz, S.Weise, J. Hermann, U. Mückenheim & K.A. Büscher

    Stinger design for Pioneering Spirit – the world’s largest pipelay vessel
    Y. Yu, J. van der Sman & J. van Lammeren

    Comparative assessment of the design of tubular elements according to offshore design standards and Eurocode 3
    T. Manco, J.P. Martins, L.S. da Silva & M.C. Rigueiro

    Stainless and high strength steel structures

    Low cycle fatigue of high-strength steel tubes with longitudinal attachments
    J. Hrabowski, S. Herion & T. Ummenhofer

    Local and local-overall buckling behaviour of welded stainless steel box section columns
    H.X. Yuan, X.X. Du, Y.Q.Wang, Y.J. Shi, L. Gardner & L. Yang

    Experimental investigation of cold-formed high strength steel tubular sections undergoing web crippling
    H.T. Li & B. Young

    Behaviour of eccentrically loaded ferritic stainless steel stub columns
    O. Zhao, L. Gardner, B. Rossi & B. Young

    CFRP strengthened cold-formed stainless steel tubular sections subjected to concentrated loading under ITF loading condition
    F. Zhou, P. Huang & H. Peng

    Tests on ferritic stainless steel simply supported and continuous SHS and RHS beams
    I. Arrayago, E. Real & E. Mirambell

    Behaviour of bridging mega-truss tubular structures fabricated from S690 steel plates: Part I – Structural aspects
    S.P. Chiew, K.W. Cheng & C.K. Lee

    Behaviour of bridging mega-truss tubular structures fabricated from S690 steel plates: Part II – Material aspects
    K.W. Cheng, S.P. Chiew & C.K. Lee

    Compressive behavior of innovative hollow long fabricated columns utilizing high strength and ultra-high strength tubes
    F. Javidan, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & J. Minkkinen

    Innovative corrugated hollow columns utilizing ultra high strength steel tubes
    M. Nassirnia, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & J. Minkkinen

    New experimental determination of fatigue strength of tubular truss joints in steel grades up to S690
    S. Herion, T. Ummenhofer, M. Veselcic, F. Zamiri & A. Nussbaumer


    Stress concentration factors of square bird-beak SHS T-joints under brace axial loading
    B. Cheng, Q. Qian, J.C. Zhao, Z.A. Lu & X.L. Zhao

    Experimental evaluation of the directional strength increase for fillet welds to rectangular hollow sections
    J.A. Packer, M. Sun, P. Oatway & G.S. Frater

    Investigation of weld effective length rules for RHS overlapped K-connections
    K. Tousignant & J.A. Packer

    Experimental investigation of built-in replaceable links in external diaphragm connection between steel I-beam and CHS column
    M. Khador & T.M. Chan

    Structural behaviour of T RHS joints subjected to chord axial force
    A. Nizer, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, S.A.L. de Andrade, E. da S. Goulart, A.T. da Silva & L.F. da C. Neves

    Influence of tensile chord stresses on the strength of CHS X-joints – Experimental and numerical investigations
    A. Lipp & T. Ummenhofer

    Tension testing of welds for X-joints with CHS branches to SHS chord
    W.Wang, Q. Gu & J.J.Wang

    Influence of the vent hole shape on the strength of RHS K-joints in galvanized lattice girders. A numerical study
    M.A. Serrano-López, C. López-Colina, J. Díaz-Gómez, F. López-Gayarre & G. Iglesias-Toquero

    Design of hollow section joints using the component method
    J.P. Jaspart & K.Weynand

    Numerical study of through plate-to-CHS connections
    A.P. Voth & J.A. Packer

    A new design equation for side wall buckling of RHS truss X-joints
    J. Becque & T.Wilkinson

    Performance of non-diaphragm joint of H-beam to RHS column with partially thickened wall
    Y. Chen, L. Zhang & W. Jiao

    Analysis of the possible failure modes in CSH bolted sleeve connections
    L.R. Amparo, A.M. Sarmanho, A.H.M. de Araújo & J.A.V. Requena

    RHS beam-to-column connection: Experimental analysis of innovative bolted typology
    G.B. dos Santos, E. de M. Batista & A.H.M. de Araújo

    Finite element simulations of 450 grade cold formed K and N joints
    M. Mohan & T.Wilkinson

    Axially loaded K joints made of thin-walled rectangular hollow sections
    O. Fleischer, R. Puthli, T. Ummenhofer & J.Wardenier

    T joints with chords made of triangular hollow sections
    O. Fleischer, S. Herion, T. Ummenhofer, D. Ungermann, B. Brune & P. Dissel

    Reduction of fillet weld sizes
    O. Fleischer & S. Herion

    Welding simulation of tubular K-joints in steel S690QH
    F. Zamiri, J.-M. Drezet & A. Nussbaumer

    Experimental investigation of the static capacity of grade C450 RHS K and N truss joints
    Z. Yao & T.Wilkinson

    Through-bolts to control ovalization of CHS T-joints under brace member compressive loads
    M.A. Mohamed, A.A. Shaat & E.Y. Sayed-Ahmed

    Experimental study on static behavior of multi-planar overlapped CHS KK-joints
    X.Z. Zhao, S.S. Han, K.H. Hu, Y.Y. Chen & A.H.Wu

    Tubular joints with welder-optimized CJP-equivalent welds under high-cycle fatigue loading
    X. Qian & P.W. Marshall

    Assessment and representation of ductile fracture failure for welded tubular joints
    X. Qian

    Application of theWeibull stress approach to the prediction of brittle fracture originating from defects at the ends of groove-welded joints
    T. Iwashita & K. Azuma

    Recent research developments in China on fatigue behaviour of welded joints of concrete-filled tubular trusses
    L.W. Tong, K.P. Chen & X.L. Zhao

    Fatigue behaviour and detailing of slotted tubular connection
    C. Baptista, L. Borges, S. Yadav & A. Nussbaumer

    Performance of tube-based moment connections under cyclic loads
    D.Wei, J. McCormick, M. Hartigan & M. Fadden

    Effect of the secondary bending moment on K-joint capacity
    T. Björk, N. Tuominen & T. Lähde

    Structural behaviour of cross-sections and members

    Assessment of Eurocode 9 slenderness limits for elements in compression
    M. Su, B. Young & L. Gardner

    Design strength of LDSS flat oval stub column under pure axial compression
    K. Sachidananda & K.D. Singh

    A new design method for hollow steel sections: the Overall Interaction Concept
    J. Nseir, E. Saloumi, M. Hayeck & N. Boissonnade

    Experimental characterization of the rotational capacity of hollow structural shapes
    E. Saloumi, M. Hayeck, J. Nseir & N. Boissonnade

    Effects of cyclic loading on occurrence of brittle fracture in notched specimens
    T. Iwashita & K. Azuma

    The effect of steel strip on the quality of cold-formed hollow sections
    P. Ritakallio

    Considerations in the design and fabrication of tubular steel transmission structures
    R.M. Slocum

    The continuous strength method for circular hollow sections
    C. Buchanan, L. Gardner & A. Liew

    Use of Ramberg-Osgood material laws in the finite element modeling of cold-formed tubes
    M. Hayeck, J. Nseir, E. Saloumi & N. Boissonnade

    Strength and ductility evaluation of steel tubular columns under cyclic multiaxial loading
    I.H.P. Mamaghani, B. Dorose & F. Ahmad

    Experimental study and associated analysis of inner-stiffened cold-formed SHS steel columns
    A.Z. Zhu, H.P. Zhu & Y. Lu

    On the first order and buckling behaviour of thin-walled regular polygonal tubes
    R. Gonçalves & D. Camotim

    CFRP strengthened square hollow section subject to pure torsion
    J. Sharrock, C.Wu & X.L. Zhao

    Author index


    Batista, Eduardo de Miranda ; Vellasco, Pedro ; Ornelas de Lima, Luciano Rodrigues