Experimental evaluation on seismic performance of sandwich box columns

H. L. Hsu, J. L. Lin

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This paper presents experimental information on the behaviour of sandwich box columns subjected to combined bending and axial loading. The sandwich box columns consisted of double thin-walled steel tubes with concrete between them. Owing to the interaction between steel and concrete, the composite members performed in a ductile manner during testing. Test results show that high strength/mass ratio characteristics were maintained, and the goal of obtaining significant member ductility was also achieved. The contribution of concrete to member performance was found to be more significant for members with higher steel width/thickness ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-840
Number of pages18
JournalEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1999


  • Cyclic behaviour
  • Ductility
  • Local buckling
  • Sandwich box column
  • Strength


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