Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) K-joints employed for truss structures gained high interest in the last years due to their widespread use in engineering practice. The overall performances of these joints can be efficiently improved by using steel studs welded in the inner surface of the steel chord filled with the concrete, avoiding punching shear failure, and improving the overall strength and ductility. However, a reliable prediction of the structural behavior of the joints is outmost of importance for the assessment of the capacity of new and existing structures, and there are no standardized design methods nowadays. In this paper, the structural performances of CFST K-joints with and without steel studs are investigated by Finite Element Modelling (FEM) approach with the aim to provide a predictive tool for the design. A comprehensive discussion of the key parameters that govern the FEM procedure as well as the calibration of the FE models was provided to give the basis for a reliable modelling of CFST K-joints with and without studs for the predictions of the load–displacement/strain response and the strength, considering the main failure mechanisms. In this context, in addition to the detailed FEM of CFST K-joints with steel studs, a simplified equivalent FEM approach is proposed to reduce computational effort keeping the same accuracy.

Ferrotto M.F., Fenu L., Xue J.-Q., Briseghella B., Chen B.-C., Cavaleri L. (2022). Simplified equivalent finite element modelling of concrete-filled steel tubular K-joints with and without studs. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 266 [10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114634].

Simplified equivalent finite element modelling of concrete-filled steel tubular K-joints with and without studs

Ferrotto M. F.;Cavaleri L.
2022-09-01

Abstract

Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) K-joints employed for truss structures gained high interest in the last years due to their widespread use in engineering practice. The overall performances of these joints can be efficiently improved by using steel studs welded in the inner surface of the steel chord filled with the concrete, avoiding punching shear failure, and improving the overall strength and ductility. However, a reliable prediction of the structural behavior of the joints is outmost of importance for the assessment of the capacity of new and existing structures, and there are no standardized design methods nowadays. In this paper, the structural performances of CFST K-joints with and without steel studs are investigated by Finite Element Modelling (FEM) approach with the aim to provide a predictive tool for the design. A comprehensive discussion of the key parameters that govern the FEM procedure as well as the calibration of the FE models was provided to give the basis for a reliable modelling of CFST K-joints with and without studs for the predictions of the load–displacement/strain response and the strength, considering the main failure mechanisms. In this context, in addition to the detailed FEM of CFST K-joints with steel studs, a simplified equivalent FEM approach is proposed to reduce computational effort keeping the same accuracy.
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Ferrotto M.F., Fenu L., Xue J.-Q., Briseghella B., Chen B.-C., Cavaleri L. (2022). Simplified equivalent finite element modelling of concrete-filled steel tubular K-joints with and without studs. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 266 [10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114634].
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