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A feasibility study on mechanical connections of very high strength (VHS) circular steel tubes


Jiao, H and Mashiri, F and Xiao, Z and Imms, D, A feasibility study on mechanical connections of very high strength (VHS) circular steel tubes, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Steel Structures, 3-5 November 2011, Seoul, Korea, pp. 804-809. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Very High Strength (VHS) circular steel tube is a quenched and tempered high alloy steel that was invented in Australia in the 1990s. It has a yield strength of 1350MPa that is three times higher than the strength of common structural steels being used in the building industry. While it was found that VHS tube meets the strength and ductility requirements specified in current Australian steel design standards, VHS tubes are not extensively used as structural members due to the strength loss in the heat affected zone after welding. In this study, VHS tubes were connected by using an innovative mechanical joint method. No welding was involved in the connection. Tensile test results revealed that full strength of the VHS tubes was achieved by using this connection method.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:very high strength, steel tube, mechanical joint
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Other construction
Objective Field:Other construction not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
UTAS Author:Imms, D (Mr Dylan Imms)
ID Code:75083
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-01-09
Last Modified:2017-10-03
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