Thermal loading and fire engineering paper
Razzazzadeh, A, Tao, Z, Song, T-Y, Han, L-H 2014, 'FE modelling of hybrid stainless-carbon steel beam-column joints in fire', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. II, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 1083-1088. ISBN: 9780994152008.
In fire conditions, beam-to-column connections play an important role in maintaining the integrity of structures. Due to the advantages that stainless steel materials can offer, such as extreme durability, corrosion resistance and improved fire resistance, a type of hybrid stainless-carbon steel beam-column joints using blind bolts is proposed by authors to connect concrete filled stainless steel tubular (CFSST) columns to carbon steel beams. In this paper, finite element (FE) models are established using ABAQUS software to predict the moment-rotation response of the hybrid stainless-carbon steel beamcolumn composite joints under fire conditions. FE predictions are verified against fire tests conducted by others. Using the FE modelling, the behaviour of the innovative joints is compared with that of conventional joints with carbon steel.