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Volume 57, Issue 4

Finite Element Modeling of Composite Concrete-Steel Columns / Numeryczne Modelowanie Zespolonych Słupów Stalowo-Betonowych

Professor L. Kwasniewski / PhD. E. Szmigiera / PhD. M. Siennicki
Published Online: 2012-03-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v.10169-011-0027-z


This paper presents the numerical part of the research program on concrete-filled steel columns. Nonlinear, three dimensional FE analysis of axial compression, was conducted using the finite element program ABAQUS. The numerical results were validated through comparison with experimental data in terms of ultimate loading and deformation modes. Modeling related problems such as the definition of boundary conditions, imperfections, concrete-steel interaction, material representation and others are investigated using a comprehensive parametric study. The developed FE models will be used for an enhanced interpretation of experiments and for the predictive study of cases not included in the experimental testing.


W artykule przedstawiono numeryczna czesc programu badan słupów stalowych wypełnionych betonem. Przeprowadzono nieliniowa, trójwymiarowa analize FE sciskania osiowego, za pomoca programu ABAQUS. Numeryczne wyniki zostały zwalidowane przez porównanie z danymi doswiadczalnymi w zakresie obciazenia granicznego i typu odkształcenia. Za pomoca kompleksowych studiów parametrycznych badano zagadnienia zwiazane z modelowaniem takich parametrów jak okreslenie warunków brzegowych, imperfekcji, interakcji miedzy betonem a stala, odwzorowaniem materiałów. Opracowane modele FE zostana wykorzystane do udoskonalenia interpretacji eksperymentów i przewidywania wyników dla przypadków niebadanych doswiadczalnie.

Keywords: concrete-filled battened steel columns; composite columns; finite element analysis


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About the article

Received: 2011-09-14

Revised: 2011-12-15

Published Online: 2012-03-12

Published in Print: 2011-12-01

Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 57, Issue 4, Pages 373–388, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v.10169-011-0027-z.

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