Biaxially loaded high-strength concrete-filled steel tubular slender beam-columns, part II: parametric study
Biaxially loaded high strength rectangular concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) slender beam-columns with large depth-to-thickness ratios, which may undergo local and global interaction buckling, have received very little attention. This paper presents the verification of a multiscale numerical model described in a companion paper and an extensive parametric study on the performance of high strength thin-walled rectangular CFST slender beam-columns under biaxial loads. Comparisons of computer solutions with existing experimental results are made to examine the accuracy of the multiscale numerical model developed. The effects of the concrete compressive strength, loading eccentricity, depth-to-thickness ratio and columns slenderness on the ultimate axial strength, steel contribution ratio, concrete contribution ratio and strength reduction factor of CFST slender beam-columns under biaxial bending are investigated by using the numerical model. Comparative results demonstrate that the multiscale numerical model is capable of accurately predicting the ultimate strength and deflection behavior of CFST slender beam-columns under biaxial loads. Benchmark numerical results presented in this paper provide a better understanding of the local and global interaction buckling behavior of high strength thin-walled CFST slender beam-columns and are useful for the development of composite design codes.