标题：Buckling behaviors of thin-walled aluminum alloy column with irregular-shaped cross section under axial compression in a fire
作者：Liu, Mei; Chang, Yicun; Wang, Peijun; Zhang, Lulu
作者机构：[Liu, Mei; Chang, Yicun; Wang, Peijun; Zhang, Lulu] Shandong Univ, Civil Engn Coll, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者地址：[Wang, PJ]Shandong Univ, Civil Engn Coll, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Aluminum alloy column; Irregular-shaped cross-section; Failure mode;; Design method; Fire
摘要：Failure modes of the thin-walled aluminum alloy column with irregular shaped cross section at ambient temperature and elevated temperatures in a fire were studied using a verified finite element model. The studied failure modes included the sectional yielding, interaction of local buckling and sectional yielding, interaction of local and global buckling, and global buckling. The finite element model was verified by experimental results from the ultimate strength, the failure modes and the failure deformation. Deformation shape along the column failed by different failure modes was presented. Stresses development at the middle span section was greatly affected by the failure modes. Ultimate strengths of a series of aluminum alloy columns with different length, cross section dimension were analyzed by the finite element analysis and current design codes at different temperatures in a fire. The current design codes greatly underestimated the ultimate strength of the thin-walled aluminum alloy column with irregular shaped cross section. Design method provided by EN1999-1-2 can give an accurate prediction of the ultimate strength of a short thin-walled aluminum alloy column with irregular shaped cross section at temperatures lower than 250 degrees C. A modification to the design method in EN1999-1-2 was proposed for predicting the ultimate strength of the aluminum alloy column with length longer than 500 mm and at temperatures higher than 250 degrees C. Ultimate strength predicted by the modified equation agreed well with finite element analysis results. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.