This paper aims to obtain fire resistance of semi-rigid joints for concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) composite frames and temperature filed distribution of composite joints in fire.
The temperature filed model of semi-rigid joints to CFST columns with slabs was made by using ABAQUS finite element (FE) software, in considering temperature heating-up stage of fire modelling. The effects of composite slab, fire type and construction location were discussed, and the model was verified by the test results. The temperature distribution of composite joint under three-side or four-side fire condition was studied by the sequentially coupled thermal analysis method. The temperature versus time curves and temperature distribution of various construction and location were analyzed.
The paper provides FE analysis and numerical simulation on temperature field of semi-rigid joints for CFST composite frames in fire. The effects of composite slab, fire type and construction location were discussed, and the model was verified by the test results. It suggests that the temperature distribution of composite joint in three- or four-side fire condition showed a different development trend.
Because of the chosen FE analysis approach, the research results may lack generalizability. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the proposed propositions further.
The research results will become the scientific foundation of mechanical behavior and design method of semi-rigid CFST composite frames in fire.
This paper fulfils an identified need to study the temperature field distribution of the semi-rigid joints to CFST columns and investigate the mechanical behavior of the semi-rigid CFST joints in fire.
The research reported in this paper is part of Project51478158, Project 51178156 and Project 50808062 supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The authors would also like to acknowledge the Project NCET-12-0838 supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University.
Wang, J.-f., Wang, H.-T., Shi, W.-W. and Sheng, H.-Y. (2016), "Temperature analysis of extended end plate joints to square CFST columns in fire", Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 306-315. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-12-2016-021Download as .RIS
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