1st Edition

Tubular Structures XVI Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium for Tubular Structures (ISTS 2017, 4-6 December 2017, Melbourne, Australia)

Edited By Amin Heidarpour, Xiao-Ling Zhao Copyright 2018

    Tubular Structures XVI contains the latest scientific and engineering developments in the field of tubular steel structures, as presented at the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS16, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December 2017). 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/joints, concrete-filled and composite tubular members and offshore structures, earthquake and dynamic resistance, specification and standard developments, material properties and section forming, stainless and high-strength steel structures, fire, impact and blast response. Research and development issues presented in this topical book are applicable to buildings, bridges, offshore structures, cranes, trusses and towers.

    Tubular Structures XVI 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.

    ISTS Kurobane lecture

    Fatigue of hollow section structures—Current research and developments
    S. Herion

    Architecture, applications and case studies

    A walking tour of Melbourne tubular structures
    R.H. Keays

    The grandstand roof of the Olympic stadium in Berlin
    R. Stroetmann

    Preliminary report for the damaged tubular structures after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes
    T. Yamanaka & K. Ochi

    Composite tubular structures

    Analytical behavior of square CFST short beam-columns under sustained load and chloride corrosion
    Y.-X. Hua, L.-H. Han, C.-C. Hou, J.-L. Chu & Y. Ye

    Parametric study on the flexural behaviour of circular rubberized concrete-filled steel tubes
    J.B. Chen, T.M. Chan & J.M. Castro

    Capacity of high strength square hollow section steel tube filled with concrete and hardwood timber
    H. Jiao, X.L. Zhao & T. Ghanbari Ghazijahani

    Eccentric compressive behavior of concrete-filled double skin steel tubes with dodecagonal section
    J. Wang, J. Chen & F. Xu

    Rubberised concrete-filled double-skin circular tubes under axial compression
    M. Elchalakani & A. Hosseini

    Rubberised concrete-filled double-skin square tubes under axial compression
    M. Elchalakani, A. Hosseini & C. Marshall

    Effect of using steel corner tubes on the static compressive and cyclic behavior of concrete-filled double-skin fabricated columns
    M. Farahi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi

    Experimental investigation of concrete-filled lean duplex stainless steel RHS stub columns
    B. Xing & B. Young

    Thermal in-plane buckling of concrete-filled steel tubular arches
    Y. Bouras, E. Torres-Don & Z. Vrcelj

    Experimental investigation of concrete-filled cold-formed steel elliptical stub columns
    S. Yi & B. Young

    Structural performance of concrete-filled double skin tubular beams with eccentric inner tubes
    F. Wang, B. Young & L. Gardner


    A three-parameter power model for blind bolted connection with a concrete-filled steel tube
    M.A. Bradford, A. Ataei & H.R. Valipour

    Tests of concrete-filled high strength steel tubular X-joints under compression
    H.T. Li & B. Young

    Behavior of extended endplate connections between RHS column and H beam using slip-critical blind bolts
    W. Wang, M.X. Li, Y.Y. Chen & X.G. Jian

    An experimental and numerical study of flange plate reinforcements on a square hollow section T joint in compression
    L.C.B. Guerrieiro, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, A.T. da Silva & L.F. Costa-Neves

    3D component method for welded tubular T joints
    M. Garifullin, S. Pajunen, K. Mela & M. Heinisuo

    RHS X-connections near an open chord end
    Y. Fan & J.A. Packer

    Effect of chord tensile stress on the capacity of RHS K joints with gap in real girders
    O. Fleischer & J. Wardenier

    Experimental evaluation of moment-rotation response of an innovative modular beam-to-fabricated column connection
    S.N. Sadeghi, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi

    Influence of chord wall interaction on stress concentrations of square bird-beak SHS X-joints
    C. Li, B. Cheng, Q. Qian, Y. Lou & X.L. Zhao

    Punching shear behaviour and design of an innovative connection between steel tubular column to flat concrete slab
    J.L. Yu & Y.C. Wang

    Laser tube cutting—Comparison of new types of K-joints and their SCF with standard solutions
    S. Herion, O. Fleischer, J. Hrabowski, S. Raso, A. Valli, A. Mastropasqua & E. Bononi

    High strength steel tubular X-joints—an experimental insight under axial compression
    M. Pandey & B. Young

    Contributions of welded web to rotational stiffness and bending moment capacity of ‘I beam-RHS column’ joints
    M. Lozano, M.A. Serrano-Lopez, C. Lopez-Colina & Y.C. Wang

    Application of the component method to bolted endplate composite beam-to-CFST column joints
    H.T. Thai

    Engineering approaches to estimate effective notch stresses for welded circular hollow section joints
    M.R. Pradana, X. Qian & S. Swaddiwudhipong

    Numerical analysis of concrete-encased tubular base connections
    A. Albareda-Valls, J. Maristany Carreras & S.S. Zaribaf

    Damage analysis of doubler plate reinforced T-joints under uniaxial tensile load based on stress triaxiality
    W.N. Sui, Z.F. Wang, K. An & O.C. Peter

    Strength estimation of CHS column to H-beam connections stiffened by exterior diaphragms
    M. Okamoto, T. Tanaka & H. Asada

    Effect of reinforcement on punching shear strength in embedded column base connections
    K. Hirano, T. Tanaka & H. Asada

    Axial compressive strength of CHS T-joints reinforced with external stiffening rings
    L. Zhu, Y. Wei, K. Yang, Y. Bai & H.L. Sun

    Compressive strength of square hollow section T-joints reinforced with novel collar-plate
    H.F. Chang, J.W. Xia, G.H. Tian, Y.L. Qian & W. Xu

    Extreme loading

    Post-fire behavior of cold-formed ultra-high strength steel tubular stub columns
    F. Azhari, A. Heidarpour & X.L. Zhao

    Eurocode 4 based method for the fire design of concrete-filled steel tubular columns
    A. Espinos, V. Albero, M.L. Romero, A. Hospitaler, C. Renaud & Y.C. Wang

    Thermal behavior of connections between concrete-filled steel tubular columns and slim-floors subjected to fire
    V. Albero, A. Espinos, A. Hospitaler, M.L. Romero & A.M. Pascual

    Behaviour and design of a continuous concrete-filled steel tubular column in fire for multi-storey building
    K. Ukanwa, G.C. Clifton, J.B.P. Lim, A. Abu, S.J. Hicks & U.K. Sharma

    Behavior of T and X joints of elliptical hollow sections at both ambient and high temperatures
    E. Ozyurt & Y.C. Wang

    Behaviour of hexagonal concrete-encased CFST columns under cyclic bending
    D.Y. Ma, L.-H. Han, X.D. Ji & X.L. Zhao

    Cyclically strained grade 800 and 1200 steel tube materials
    F. Javidan, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & H. Fallahi

    Behaviour of double headed anchored blind bolt under cyclic loading
    T. Pokharel, H.M. Goldsworthy & E.F. Gad

    Experimental testing of tube-based seismic collar connections under cyclic loads
    D. Wei & J. McCormick

    Cumulative damage of notched specimens with brittle fracture under cyclic loading
    T. Iwashita, A. Tateno & K. Azuma

    Cyclic loading on cold-formed SHS stub columns
    Y. Dong & L.J. Jia

    Numerical modelling of FRP-concrete-steel double-skin tubular columns under blast loading
    W. Wang & C. Wu

    Rate and temperature dependent relations for CFSTs subject to post-impact fire conditions
    M. Mirmomeni, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & J.A. Packer

    CFRP-wrapped hollow steel tubes under axial impact loading
    C. Batuwitage, S. Fawzia, D.P. Thambiratnam, T. Tafsirojjaman, R. Al-Mahaidi & M. Elchalakani

    FE modeling of FRP strengthened CHS members subjected to lateral impact
    M.I. Alam, S. Fawzia, T. Tafsirojjaman & X.L. Zhao

    Experimental study on anti-impact performance of RHST and PCFST columns under lateral impact
    A.Z. Zhu, W. Xu, K. Gao, H.P. Zhu & F. Gao


    Fatigue crack in an unloaded brace
    M. Lefranc & R. Gladso

    Multiaxial loading of RHS by wheel loads
    S. Herion, T. Ummenhofer & A. Lipp

    Fatigue behavior of CFDST chord to CHS brace T-joints
    W. Li, D. Wang, L.-H. Han & X.L. Zhao

    Investigation on stress concentration factor in concrete-filled steel tubular T-joints under out-of-plane bending moment
    I.A. Musa, F.R. Mashiri & X. Zhu

    Fatigue behavior of diamond bird-beak T-joints and design recommendations
    L.W. Tong, G.W. Xu, Y.Q. Liu, D.Q. Yan & X.L. Zhao

    Numerical modelling

    Partial interaction analysis of multi-component members with the D-GBT approach
    A. Ferrarotti, G. Ranzi & G. Piccardo

    Direct strength prediction of innovative corrugated columns
    A.N. Ajamyan, M. Nassirnia, A. Heidarpour, X.L. Zhao & L. Gardner

    Numerical investigation on static strength of CHS X-joints using S700 and S900 steel
    X.Y. Lan, T.M. Chan & B. Young

    FE modeling techniques for hot spot stress analysis of diamond bird-beak SHS joints
    B. Cheng, Y. Lou, C. Li & X.L. Zhao

    Numerical investigation into the behaviour of HSS beam-columns strengthened using CFRP plates
    W. Attiah, A. Shaat & E. Sayed-Ahmed

    Elliptical hollow steel cantilever members under ELCF load along major axis using finite element analysis
    P.V.R. Narendra & K.D. Singh

    Stainless and high strength steel structures

    Design of stainless steel CHS beam-columns
    C. Buchanan, L. Gardner, O. Zhao & E. Real

    Design of ferritic stainless steel tubular sections subjected to concentrated bearing load
    H.T. Li & B. Young

    Structural behaviour of stainless steel tubular columns
    H.P.C.S.G. Duarte, L.R.O. de Lima, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco & A.T. da Silva

    Experimental study for the effect of fabrication process on strength of high strength steel box column
    J. Jiang, C.K. Lee & S.P. Chiew

    Strength and ductility predictions of stiffened box sectional columns made of high strength steel
    L. Kang, R. Long, M. Suzuki & H.B. Ge

    Tubular sections and members

    Experimental study on cold-formed steel semi-oval hollow section columns
    M.T. Chen & B. Young

    On the post-buckling behaviour and imperfection sensitivity of regular convex polygonal columns
    R. Goncalves, D. Camotim & A.D. Martins

    Structural behaviour of octagonal tubular steel stub columns under uniaxial compression
    J.Y. Zhu, T.M. Chan & B. Young

    Residual stress distribution in cold-rolled curved steel rectangular hollow sections
    Y.F. Jin, S.P. Chiew & C.K. Lee

    Experimental study on the compressive behavior of circular steel tube confined UHPC columns
    L.H. An & E. Fehling

    Buckling of multiple outside geometry (MOG) hollow sections
    O. Fleischer, S. Herion, P. Lang & S. Scherf

    Identification of parameters for continuum damage mechanics of ductile damage evolution of cold formed Grade C450 steel rectangular hollow sections
    M. Mohan & T. Wilkinson

    Predicted behaviour of cold formed Grade C450 rectangular hollow sections under tensile or compression loads
    M. Mohan & T. Wilkinson

    Leak-before-break (LBB) analysis and failure processes for small-diameter cast iron pipes
    R. Jiang, D. Weerasinghe, C. Zhang, X.L. Zhao, J. Kodikara & C.R. Hutchinson

    Circular hollow section joint fabrication using laser cutting technology: Tolerance assessment
    A. Kanyilmaz, C.A. Castiglioni, S. Raso, A. Valli, M. Brugnolli, A. Galazzi & R. Hojda

    Propagation of buckling mechanisms of pipe-in-pipe systems under external pressure
    M. Alrsai, H. Karampour, B.P. Gilbert, S. Chowdhury & F. Albermani


    Behavior of overlapped CHS K/KK-joints with different welding situations
    X.Z. Zhao, S. Qiu, Y.Y. Chen, X.B. Xu, X.F. Wu, K.H. Hu, A.H. Wu & Y. Chen

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

    Assessment of welded transverse plate to hollow structural section connections
    M. Ammons & J. McCormick

    Effect of bending moment on capacity of fillet weld
    N. Tuominen, T. Bjork & A. Ahola

    Non-uniform stress distribution at weld of CHS-CHS joint and its effect on failure mode
    Y.Y. Chen, X. Ma & W. Wang

    Milling of intersecting contours on tubular structures to avoid structural changes of the material and meet the requirements for automated welding
    J. Muglitz, S. Keitel & J. Schuster


    Dr Amin Heidarpour is the Head of Structures Group and Coordinator of Engineering for Extremes at Civil Engineering Department, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). His research focus is on structural and computational mechanics, with specific application to construction materials and tubular structures subjected to extreme actions such as fire, blast and earthquake. His group is the first to develop innovative fabricated tubular members to facilitate the use of Grade 1200 ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) in civil engineering construction which has led to two patents.

    Prof Xiao-Ling Zhao holds the Chair of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Australia, and International Institute for FRP in Construction, and served as a member on the ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) Research Evaluation Committee for Engineering and Environmental Sciences Cluster in 2015. He was the Head of Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University from 2008 to 2011.