International Conference on Advances in Structural, Civil and Environmental Engineering - SCEE 2013
Author(s) : OSMAN S.A, REZA MASOUDNIA, SAEID ZAHEDI VAHEDI, WAN BADARUZZAMAN W.H
This study is concerned with the analysis of short tapered composite square box columns subjected to the action of axial load. 9 models were analysed using finite element simulations. Results obtained are presented in the form of load-deflection diagrams, charts and tables. The finite element package, LUSAS has been used to carry out non-linear analyses of models to study the behaviour and ultimate load-carrying capacity of the columns. The effect of taper angle and thickness of steel plate on the axial stiffness and ultimate axial load capacity have been examined. It was concluded that taper angle and steel plate thickness have significant influence on the behaviour and strength of columns.