This paper presents the behavior of hollow-core fiber reinforced polymer-concrete-steel (HC-FCS) column under pure torsion loading with constant axial load. The HCFCS consists of outer FRP tube and inner steel tube with concrete shell sandwiched between the two tubes. The FRP tube was stopped at the surface of the footing and provided confinement to the concrete shell from outer direction. The steel tube was embedded into the footing to a length of 1.8 times to the diameter of the steel tube. The longitudinal and transversal reinforcements of the column were provided by the steel tube only. A large-scale HC-FCS column with a diameter of 610 mm and height of applied load of 2,438 mm with aspect ratio of 4 was investigated during this study. The study revealed that the torsional behavior of HC-FCS column mainly depended on the stiffness of the steel tube and the interactions among the column components (concrete shell, steel tube, and FRP tube).

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4th Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2017 (2017: Sep. 13-15, Zurich, Switzerland)


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Article - Conference proceedings

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15 Sep 2017