The behaviour of hot-rolled high-strength steel (HSS) tubular sections under combined compression and uniaxial bending was investigated both experimentally and numerically. The experimental programme encompassed a series of material coupon tests, initial geometric imperfection measurements, residual stress measurements and 12 tests on stub columns subjected to uniaxial eccentric compression. Numerical models were developed and validated against the experimental results. An extensive parametric study was then performed with the aim of generating further structural performance data over a wider range of cross-section slendernesses, aspect ratios and applied eccentricities. The results were utilised for an assessment of the applicability of relevant Eurocode provisions to HSS cross-sections under combined loading. Conclusions regarding the applicability of Eurocode interaction curves to S460 and S690 square and rectangular hollow sections are presented.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings|
|Early online date||15 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|