Nonlinear concrete model for an internally confined hollow reinforced concrete column

T. H. Han, N. H. Limt, S. Y. Han, J. S. Park, Y. J. Kang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)


A hollow reinforced concrete (RC) column has been used to obtain a more economical design by reduction of the material or the self weight of the column. Although a hollow RC column offers a high effectiveness of section properties, it may show poor ductility owing to brittle failure at its inner face. In order to develop a more economical and safer model for a RC column, an internally confined hollow (ICH) RC column and its non-linear concrete model were proposed with the considerations of confining effects. To determine the relation of stress-strain for the concrete in an ICH RC column, possible failure modes of the column were investigated and the confining pressure was derived from equilibriums for each failure mode. A computer program was developed with respect to the derived equilibrium equations and parametric studies were performed to evaluate the application of the developed program. The ICH RC column significantly improved its strength and ductility by the internal confinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-440
Number of pages12
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear concrete model for an internally confined hollow reinforced concrete column'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this