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1. Introduction
1.1 General
1.2 Aims and objectives
2.3 Evolution of integral bridge concept
2.4 Types of integral bridges
2.5 Advantages and disadvantages
2.5.1 Advantages:
2.5.2 Disadvantages:
2.6 Origin and magnitude of bridge deck movements
2.7 Overview of the use of integral bridges in various countries:
2.7.1 United States of America
2.7.2 United Kingdom
2.7.3 Japan
2.7.4 Australia
2.7.5 Spain
2.7.6 International practice
3. Circular concrete filled tubes (CFT)
3.1 Definition
3.2 Types
3.3 Confining effect
3.4 Design provisions
3.4.1 Eurocode EN 1994-1-1
3.4.2 American codes ACI and AISC
3.4.3 Japanese code AIJ
3.5 Experimental studies related to circular CFT columns
3.6 Design of CFT columns according to EN1994-1-1
3.6.1 General
3.6.2 Resistance of the members in axial compression
4 Numerical modeling
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Geometry
4.3 Finite elements used
of finite elements used
4.4 Materials and the constitutive models used
4.4.1 Steel
4.4.2 Concrete
4.5 Nonlinearity in structural mechanics simulations
4.6 Interaction between concrete and steel
4.7 Loading and boundary conditions
4.8 Meshing
5. Numerical analysis – model validation and prototypes
5.1 Model validation
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.2 Eurocode provisions for non-linear analysis
5.1.3 (ii) Lateral loading stage
5.1.4 Meshing density
5.2 Prototypes
6 Numerical analysis – procedure and results
6.1 Procedure
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Preliminary analysis
6.1.3 Main analysis
6.1.3.(i) First stage
6.1.3 (ii) Second stage
6.1.4 Additional study – influence of material properties
6.1.5 Calculation
6.2 Results
6.2.1 Results variables
6.2.2 Results summary
6.2.3 Results discussion - Interaction diagrams
6.2.4 Results discussion – diagrams of shear force vs displacement
6.2.6 Results discussion – Mechanism
6.2.7 Results discussion – Local buckling
6.2.10 Comparison with empty steel tubes
7. Conclusion
7.1 Discussion
7.2 Suggestions for future research
References
Annex A - Additional ductility diagrams
Annex B - Four mesh types – Whole model view
Annex C – Part of the Abaqus code for model A-3
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