These two volumes of proceedings contain 9 invited keynote papers and 126 contributed papers to be presented at the Second International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures held on 15-17 December 1999 in Hong Kong. The conference is a sequel to the International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in December 1996.
The conference will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. The papers to be presented at the conference cover a wide spectrum of topics and were contributed from over 15 countries around the world. They report the current state-of-the art and point to future directions of structural steel research.


For engineers, researchers and designers specialising in advances in the analysis, behaviour design and construction of steel structures.

Table of Contents

Chapter headings and selected papers: Volume I. Preface. International scientific committee. Local advisory committee. Local organising committee. Keynote Papers. A cumulative damage model for the analysis of steel frames under seismic actions (Z.-Y. Shen). Ductility issues in thin-walled steel structures (T. Usami et al.). A unified principle of multiples for lateral deflection, buckling and vibration of multi-storey, multi-bay, sway frames (W.P. Howson, F.W. Williams). Beams and Columns. Chaotic belt phenomena in nonlinear elastic beam (Z. Nianmei et al.). Frames and Trusses. Investigation of rotational characteristics of column bases of steel portal frames (T.C.H. Liu, L.J. Morris). Second-order plastic analysis of steel frames (P.P.-T. Chui, S.-L. Chan). Space Structures. Experimental study on full-sized models of arched corrugated metal roof (L. Xiliang et al.). Connections. The design of pins in steel structures (R.Q. Bridge). Threaded bar compression stiffening for moment connections (T.F. Nip, J.O. Surtees). Behaviour of T-end plate connections to RHS. Part I: experimental investigation (M. Saidani et al.). The behaviour of T-end plate connections to SHS. Part II: a numerical model (J.N. Karadelis et al.). Cold-Formed Steel. Section moment capacity of cold-formed unlipped channels (B. Young, G.J. Hancock). Composite Construction. Flexural strength for negative bending and vertical shear strength of composite steel slag-concrete beams (Q.-L. Wang et al.). Strength and ductility of hollow circular steel columns filled with fibre reinforced concrete (G. Campione et al.). Effects of loading conditions on behaviour of semi-rigid beam-to-column composite connections (Y.L. Wong et al.). Bridges. Structural performance measurement and design parameter va


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