Suitability of CFT columns for New Zealand moment frames
Composite steel-concrete construction uses steel and concrete together to provide the possibility of a system with better performance, and/or lower cost, than using either material alone. This paper firstly subjectively evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of a number of composite concrete filled tubular (CFT) column-connection systems proposed/used around the world in terms of their likely acceptance in moment frames in New Zealand. Then, the cost of a conventional one-way moment-resisting steel frame system is compared with a similarly behaving frame using rectangular concrete filled steel tubular (CFT) columns. It is shown for these studies conducted on one-way frames that composite CFT column construction with beam end-plate connections is generally more expensive than conventional steel column construction.
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