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Influence of a cutout on circular steel hollow sections under cyclic loading


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Jiao, H and Holloway, D, Influence of a cutout on circular steel hollow sections under cyclic loading, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 100 pp. 12-20. ISSN 0143-974X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.04.015


Due to extensive applications of circular hollow sections (CHS) as structural members, these steel elements are always in the focus of interest of investigators. This study reports on the effect of circular openings on the fatigue behavior of CHS members. Circular cutouts were made near the area of maximum tension stress of tube specimens. The failure mode as well as the fatigue life was explored. It was found that fatigue life and failure modes strongly depend on the position and the diameter of the opening. It was interesting that, due to the distribution of the stress concentration, a cutout with an optimal diameter helped to extend the fatigue life of a tube compared to those without the cutouts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:steel circular sections, tests, fatigue life, stress concentration relief
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:Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T (Mr Tohid Ghanbari Ghazijahani)
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
UTAS Author:Holloway, D (Associate Professor Damien Holloway)
ID Code:91498
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-05-21
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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