Axial behavior and strength of yLC composite columns

Hyung Geun Kim, Myeong Han Kim, Sang Dae Kim

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Experimental studies were performed on the proposed yLC (Concrete with y-shaped steel sheets and L-shaped steel angles) composite column whose external surface was made of y-shaped steel sheets and steel angles, into which concrete was poured. This composite column has the sectional capacity developed by the composite action of steel and concrete, while efficiently reducing the construction work time due to the abridged form work. A total of eleven stub column specimens were prepared and tested under concentrically axial loading. The axial behavior and compressive strength of the proposed composite column were investigated, and modified equations from ANSI/AISC 360-05 Specifications for predicting axial-load capacity were proposed. The post-peak behavior of the tested specimens was considerably affected by the width-thickness ratios of the steel angles and by the welding method between the steel sheets and steel angles. Some recommendations were given to make the proposed composite column more ductile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2113-2130
Number of pages18
JournalAdvances in Structural Engineering
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1


  • axial behavior
  • composite column
  • compressive strength
  • steel angle
  • steel sheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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