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Material Ductility of Very High Strength (VHS) Circular Steel Tubes In Tension


Jiao, H and Zhao, XL, Material Ductility of Very High Strength (VHS) Circular Steel Tubes In Tension, Thin-Walled Structures, 39, (11) pp. 887-906. ISSN 0263-8231 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0263-8231(01)00039-8


This paper investigates the material ductility of very high strength (VHS) circular steel tubes under tension in terms of the ultimate strength to the yield stress ratio, the percentage elongation, the fracture to ultimate load ratio and the ultimate to yield strain ratio. 15 tensile coupon tests and 12 full section tests on VHS tubes were carried out. The tested VHS tubes have a diameter ranging from 31.8 mm to 75 mm with wall thickness ranging from 1.6 mm to 2.0 mm. The non-heat-treated tubes, which were used to make VHS tubes, were also tested for comparison purposes. Different failure modes were observed for VHS tubes and non-heat-treated tubes. The ultimate strength to yield stress ratio of VHS tubes was compared with that of various cold-formed hollow sections, sheet steels and quenched and tempered steels. The test results were compared with ductility requirements in various codes. It has shown that the VHS tubes satisfied the material ductility requirement specified in the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structures AS/NZS4600. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
ID Code:56700
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2009-05-21
Last Modified:2009-05-21

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