Practical temperature calculation and fire-resistant design of special-shaped concrete-filled steel tubular columns

Weiqi Yang, Yuanlong Yang, Wenbin Xu, Faqi Liu, Yohchia Frank Chen

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The fire performance of special-shaped concrete-filled steel tubular (SCFST) columns under axial load was investigated in this paper. The ABAQUS based finite element models were conducted for heat transfer and structural analysis. Twelve fire tests on SCFST columns under the ISO-834 standard fire curve by the authors' research were used to verify the model. In addition, heat transfer and fire-resistant mechanism of full-scale SCFST columns were studied; and extensive parametric studies were investigated to examine the influence of fire protection layer thickness, column limb thickness, slenderness ratio and other factors on temperature distribution and fire behavior of SCFST columns. Through the calculation and analysis of temperature field and fire resistance, a simplified temperature calculation method for steel tube, tension reinforcement, and inner steel plate are proposed along with the modularization temperature calculation method for special-shaped concrete sections. Moreover, the ultimate bearing capacity calculation method for SCFST columns under the standard temperature rise curve is proposed allowing for the influence of high temperatures on material properties, which can also be applied to determine fire resistance of SCFST column. Finally, the calculation method for the thickness of fire protection layer and the corresponding fire design is proposed based on the delaying temperature mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number107997
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
StatePublished - Nov 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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