Steel Structures with Double-Symmetric Hollow-Section Columns: Design, Testing and Finite Element Analyses

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 151

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: seismostruct; sap2000; finite element analysis; earthquake; seismics; steel; steel structures; finite element method
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: seismic design; steel structures; FE analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Symmetry focuses on the advanced applications and innovations related to hollow-section column steel structures. Double-symmetric steel columns have emerged as a key structural element in modern construction, offering unique advantages such as higher load-bearing capacity, improved stability, symmetric tridimensional behaviour, and enhanced architectural aesthetics, although complex beam-to-column connections are a challenge.

The papers featured in this Special Issue focus on a diverse range of aspects, including structural design, material advancements, seismic resilience, testing, sustainability considerations, and computational modelling techniques specific to hollow-section columns. The research presented herein aims to contribute to the evolving field of steel structural engineering by promoting innovative designs, novel applications, and sustainable practices in hollow-section column steel structures. This collection of research papers endeavours to inspire further exploration and foster collaborations, ultimately advancing the understanding and implementation of hollow-section columns to meet the evolving demands of contemporary construction.

Dr. Antonella Bianca Francavilla
Dr. Sabatino Di Benedetto
Guest Editors

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  • symmetrical steel structures
  • hollow-section profile
  • testing
  • FE analyses
  • analytical predictions
  • component method
  • smart structural design

Published Papers

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