Rubberised concrete-filled double-skin square tubes under axial compression

M. Elchalakani, A. Hosseini, C. Marshall

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Abstract

This study explored experimentally the use of rubberised concrete filled double skin tubes as possible alternatives in the construction industry such as security bollards and flexible road side barriers. The experimental investigation included changing the confinement of the outer and inner square hollow sections and exploring how confinement affected normal concrete compared to rubberised concrete. Four variations of double skin steel tubes with a total of twelve 300 mm columns of 0%, 15%, and 30% rubber replacement were created and tested concentrically. One single skin 300 mm long column with 0%, 15%, and 30% rubber variation was also tested and related to previous research. The compressive strength was measured experimentally, the strains of the outer steel reinforcement were measured and the failure mechanisms were noted. An interesting spring back phenomenon occurred where the infill rubberised concrete moved upwards after testing due to the large confinement of the core.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017
EditorsAmin Heidarpour, Xiao-Ling Zhao
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Chapter10
Pages83-88
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780815381341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20176 Dec 2017

Conference

Conference16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period4/12/176/12/17

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Elchalakani, M., Hosseini, A., & Marshall, C. (2018). Rubberised concrete-filled double-skin square tubes under axial compression. In A. Heidarpour, & X-L. Zhao (Eds.), Tubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017 (pp. 83-88). Australia: CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351210843-10