• Analysis of steel-reinforced concrete-filled steel tube columns (CFT) under axial compression and moment

      Li, Fei (2015)
      This study presents an investigation into the behavior of steel-reinforced concrete filled steel tubular columns (CFT) using the finite element software ABAQUS. The steel tube provides lateral confinement to the concrete core which results in an increased concrete compressive strength and deformation capacity. The concrete infill, in return, prevents the inward local buckling within steel tubes. The axial load bearing capacity of CFT is thus higher than the summation of axial load-bearing capacities of the concrete core and the hollow steel tube. The axial force P and moment M interaction diagram is generated.