Advances in Steel Structures

Advances in Steel Structures

1st Edition - November 15, 2002

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  • Editor: K.F. Chung
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These two volumes of proceedings contain nine invited keynote papers and 130 contributed papers presented at the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '02) held on 9-11 December 2002 in Hong Kong, China. The conference is a sequel to the First and the Second International Conferences on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in December 1996 and 1999. The conference provides a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. Papers were contributed from over 18 countries around the world. They report current state-of-the art and point to future directions of structural steel research, covering a wide spectrum of topics including: beams and columns; connections; scaffolds and slender structures; cold-formed steel; composite construction; plates; shells; bridges; dynamics; impact mechanics; effects of welding; fatigue and fracture; fire performance; and analysis and design.


For practicing civil and mechanical engineers and researchers specialising in the analysis, design and construction of steel structures.

Table of Contents

  • VOLUME I. Selected papers.

    Keynote Papers. Stability of high strength G550 steel compression members (D. Yang, G. Hancock). The application and development of pretensioned long-span steel space structures in China (S.L. Dong, Y. Zhao). Advanced computer calculations in the design of shell structures (J.M. Rotter). Exploiting the special features of stainless steel in structural design (D.A. Nethercot, L. Gardner).

    Beams and Columns. A review of recent developments on design of perforated beams (C.H. Ko, K.F. Chung). A new derivation of the Buckling theory of thin-walled beams (G.S. Tong, L. Zhang). Analysis of strain hardening in steel beams using mill tests (M.P. Byfield, M. Dhanalakshmi).
    In-plane ultimate load-carrying capacity of tapered I columns (Y.L. Guo, Y. Pan).

    Connections. Shear lag in double angle truss connections (D.B. Bauer, A. Benaddi).

    Structural behaviour of web bolted flange welded connection (T. Emi et al.).

    Effects of beam flange width-to-thickness ratio on beam flange fracture caused from scallop root (T. Iguchi et al.).

    Experimental investigation of slot lengths in rhs bracing members (T. Wilkinson et al.).

    Scaffolds and Slender Structures. Geometric non-linear analysis of flexible supporting system (Z. Wang et al.). Determination of the factors of safety of standard scaffold structures (B. Milojkovic et al.). Sway stability of steel scaffolding and formwork systems (S. Vaux et al.). Second-order analysis and design of steel scaffold using multiple eigen-imperfection modes (S.L. Chan et al.).

    Cold-Formed Steel. On the distortional post-buckling behaviour of cold-formed lipped channel steel beams (L.C. Prola, D. Camotim). GBT-based distortional buckling formulae for thin-walled rack-section columns and beams (N. Silvestre et al.). Testing and numerical analysis of cold-formed C-sections subject to patch load (R.Y. Xiao et al.).
    Torsional buckling experiments on wide-flange thin-walled Z-section columns (R.A.D. Fish et al.).

    Composite Construction. Composite action in non-composite beams (R. Seracino, D.J. Oehlers). Effect of concrete infill on non-compact tubes subjected to pure bending (A. Wheeler, R. Bridge). Simplified elastic and elastic-plastic analysis of continuous composite beams (P.A. Berry). Effects of transverse reinforcement on composite beams with precast hollow core slabs (D. Lam, T.F. Nip).

    VOLUME II. Selected papers.

    Plates. Numerical modelling of stainless steel plates (K.J.R. Rasmussen et al.). Local buckling of biaxially compressed steel plates in double skin composite panels (Q.Q. Liang et al.). Ductility of high performance steel rectangular plates under uniaxial compression (K. Niwa et al.). Shear-carrying capacity of steel plate shear wall with cross stiffeners (G.D. Chen, Y.L. Guo).

    Shells. An efficient strategy for the evaluation of the reliability of 3D Shells in case of non linear buckling (A. Combescure, A. Legay). Case study of a medium-length silo under wind loading (M. Pircher et al.). Buckling of thin pressurized cylindrical shells under bending load (A. Limam, J.F. Jullien). Stability of thin-walled cylindrical shells subjected to lateral patch loads (E. Feifel, H. Saal).

    Bridges. Metal forms replace reinforcement in bridge deck slabs (B. Bakht et al.). Analysis of the camber at prestressing of a new kind of composite railway bridge deck (S. Staquet et al.). Evaluation of typhoon induced fatigue damage using health monitoring data (T.H.T. Chan et al.). Curved steel box-girder bridges at construction phase (G.C.M. Lee et al.).

    Dynamics. Field comparative tests of cable vibration control using magnetorheological (MR) dampers in single- and twin-damper setups (Y.F. Duan et al.). Evaluation of ride comfort of road vehicles running on a cable-stayed bridge under crosswind (W.H. Guo, Y.L. Xu). Traffic-induced microvibration mitigation of high tech equipment inside a building using passive/active platform (Z.C. Yang, Y.L. Xu). Dynamic load from pedestrian footsteps (S.S. Law).

    Impact Mechanics. Some recent studies on energy absorption of metallic structural components (G. Lu). A theoretical model for axial splitting and curling of circular metal tubes (X. Huang et al.) Experiment and analysis of a scaled-down guardrail system under static and impact loading (J.T.Y. Hui et al.). Crashworthiness of motor vehicle and luminaire support in frontal impact (M. Samaan, K. Sennah).

    Effects of Welding. Experimental and numerical uni-axial tests at high temperature - analysis of models (Y. Vincent, J.F. Jullien). A two scale model for the simulation of residual stresses due to welding of a metallic multiphase material (A. Combescure, M. Coret). Influence of welding details on the performance of beam to column connections of steel
    MRFs in seismic areas (D. Dubina, A. Stratan).

    Fatigue and Fracture. Correlation of fatigue life of fillet welded joints based on stress at 1mm in depth (Z.G. Xiao, K. Yamada). Fatigue strength prediction for misaligned welded joints by stress field intensity method (D.Q. Guan et al.). Failure of a steel plate containing a circular rivet hole with an emanating crack (K.T. Chau, S.L. Chan). Fatigue crack propagation of tubular T-joints under combined loads (S.P. Chiew et al.).

    Fire Performance. Assessment of structures for fire safety - insights on current methods and trends (J.Y.R. Liew, H.X. Yu). World trend for the development of performance-based fire codes for steel structures (M.B. Wong). A new method to determine the ultimate load capacity of composite floors in fire (A.S. Usmani, N.J.K. Cameron). High temperature transient tensile properties of fire resistant steels (W. Sha, T.M. Chan).

    Analysis and Design. A unified analysis method to predict long-term mechanical performance of steel structures considering corrosion, repair and earthquake (Y. Goto, N. Kawanishi). A higher order formulation for geometrically nonlinear space beam element (J.X. Gu et al.).
    Unified analytical method of gliding cables in structural engineering -
    frozen-heated method (Y.L. Guo, X.Q. Cui). Large deflection analysis of tensioned membrane structures allowing for support flexibility (J.J. Li, S.L. Chan).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2002
  • Published: November 15, 2002
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080526812

About the Editor

K.F. Chung

About the Authors

S.L. Chan

J.G. Teng

Affiliations and Expertise

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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