Journal Published Online: 19 September 2018
Volume 47, Issue 5

Study on the Bending Performance of Composite H-Shaped Piles



There has been a great increase in the number of structural members composed of two or more materials with different stress–strain distributions. This study investigated the bending performance of composite H-shaped piles subjected to bending moments. Load–displacement hysteresis curves were analyzed using limit state analysis, and eight specimens—six composite H-shaped piles made of reinforced concrete and H-shaped steel beams (i.e., composite H-shaped piles) and two conventional H-shaped steel piles—were tested using a loading apparatus. The test results show that the ductility capacity of the composite H-shaped pile is 138 % more than that of the conventional H-shaped steel pile.

Author Information

Jeong, Je-Pyong
Department of Civil Engineering, Honam University, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Kang, Dae-Hung
Department of Civil Engineering, Dongsin University, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea
Pages: 14
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Stock #: JTE20170547
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20170547