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Application form for the approval of Ph.D / M.Sc.Engg. thesis proposal by the CASR. All the
items, which are applicable of the following list, must be mentioned and filled in properly.

Date: 02-01-2019
1. Name of the student: MD. ABDUL BARI Status: Part Time
Roll No: 1017110008 Session: 2017-18
2. Present Address: 545/7 Rajanigondha Officer’s Family Quarter Area, Dhaka Cantt.
Email: Tel No: 01716-499394
3. Name of the Department: Civil Engineering
Program: M.Sc. Engg (Structure)
4. Date of first enrolment in the program: April 2017
5. Name of the Supervisor: Major Md. Soebur Rahman, PhD, PEng.
Affiliation: Instructor, Class-B, CE Dept, MIST, Dhaka
6. Name of the Co-Supervisor (if any): Kamrul Islam
Affiliation: Assistant Professor, CE Dept, MIST, Dhaka

8. Background and Present State of the Problem:

A concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) structure consists of steel tube of square, rectangular
or circular cross-section filled with plain or reinforced concrete [1]. Similarly, concrete filled
composite column comprises with stainless steel instead of conventional carbon steel called
CFSST column, which ideally combines the full potentiality of both stainless steel and
concrete. It is superior to conventional CFST column in terms of durability, strength, fire
resistance, corrosion resistance, ductility, energy/impact absorption and delays of local
buckling [2]. In the past, extensive studies have been conducted on conventional CFST
columns. On the other hand, a few recent studies have been carried out to investigate the
behaviour of CFSST column. Most of the experimental investigations are conducted on bond
behaviour [2–4], members and joints behaviour under various static loads [5–20], dynamic
loads [21–25], behaviour during fire exposure and after fire exposures [26-28]. Also a few
numerical studies have been found on behaviour of fibre reinforced (FR) and stainless steel
stiffened slender CFSST column [29-30]. Importantly, still rarely found any code, standard or
specification on CFSST Column.

Concrete filled stainless-steel tubular (CFSST) columns are considered promising for their
use in structural applications but research is still quite limited. Very less study has been
conducted with varying different mechanical and geometric parameters as well as design
code to calculate the sectional capacities of CFSST column. Also, hardly found any study on
CFSST column with high strength concrete in combination with different grade of steel. The
aim of this study is numerical investigation on behaviour of axially loaded CFSST column by

varying mechanical and geometrical properties and established a prediction formula in
compared with several existing design codes of CFST columns. This is a relatively a new
system for construction industry of Bangladesh. It may also contribute to enhance the BNBC
on this particular subject.

9. Objectives with Specific Aims and Possible Outcome:

The objectives of this research are summarized as follows:
a) To conduct experimental investigation of CFSST stub columns under axial load.
b) To develop a nonlinear 3D finite elements models of CFSST using ABAQUS finite

c) To determine the Influence of mechanical and geometric properties on the

behaviour and strength of CFSST columns.

d) To propose a prediction formula for sectional capacity of CFSST column basing on

existing design codes of conventional CFST column.

10. Possible outcome:

This study is likely to provide a comprehensive idea about the behaviour and axial load
carrying capacity of CFSST columns. The studies may provide information for the
development of formulae to calculate the capacity of CFSST column. It may also help the
designer as well as construction industry to take the advantages of these columns for the
construction of high-rise building. This study may assist the designer to choose of CFSST
column over conventional reinforced concrete and CFST for the construction in seismic porn
area as well as in coastal area. Moreover, outcome of this study may help the concerns to
predict CFSST columns behaviour for concentric loading also give an idea about rational
design guidance of CFSST over CFST.

11. Outline of Methodology/Numerical Design: To find the objectives of the study,

following methodology will be adopted:
a) Numbers of CFSST columns will be tested for concentric axial load. These columns
will be constructed different in shapes (circular, rectangular and square) and sizes. All the
columns will be constructed with 201 grade stainless steel and 30 Mpa to 40 Mpa
b) The numerical FE model will be developed by using ABAQUS and validated against
the recently published experimental results and available codes and standards. To develop
a correct FE model, different stress () - strain () full range model of stainless-steel and
concrete damage plasticity model will be used. After validation of FE model, an extensive
parametric study will be performed to investigate the effects of concrete strengths, grade
of stainless steel as well as cross-sectional dimensions. The effects of the parameters on
the compressive behavior of CFSST columns will be studied to investigate the load-
deformation response, ultimate compressive capacity diagram of CFSST columns.
Studies also include enhance corner strength, initial imperfection, bond behavior,
confinement effect on the strength of column. Finally, a comparison will be presented
between the numerical results and the code predicted capacities and available
experimental result of the CFSST columns. Finally, a prediction formula for sectional

capacity of CFSST column will be developed based on existing design codes of
conventional CFST column.

12. References:
[1] Beena Kumari, “Concrete Filled Steel Tubular (CFST) Columns in Composite
Structures”, IOSR-JEEE, Vol.-13, Issue 1, PP 11-18, 2018.

[2] Lin-Hai Han,Chuan-Yang Xu, Zhong Tao, “Performance of concrete filled stainless steel
tubular (CFSST) columns, and joints, Summary of recent research”, Journal of Constructional
Steel Research-05124, No of Pages 15, 2017.

[3] Y. Chen, R. Feng, Y. Shao, X. Zhang, “Bond-slip behaviour of concrete-filled stainless-

steel circular hollow section tubes”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research-130, pp. 248–
263, 2017.

[4] T.Y. Song, Z. Tao, L.H. Han, B. Uy, “Bond behavior of concrete-filled steel tubes at
elevatedtemperatures”, Journal of Structural Eng- ASCE, Vol.-143 (11) 04017147, 2017.

[5] B. Uy, Z. Tao, L.H. Han, “Behaviour of short and slender concrete-filled stainless-steel
tubular columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-67 (3), pp. 360–378, 2011.

[6] D. Lam, L. Gardner, “Structural design of stainless-steel concrete filled columns”,

Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-64 (11), pp.1275–1282, 2008.

[7] Y.F. Yang, G.L. Ma, “Experimental behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete filled
stainless steel tube stub columns and beams”, Thin-Walled Structure, Vol.-66, pp. 62–75,

[8] V.W.Y. Tam, Z.B.Wang, Z. Tao, “Behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete filled
stainless-steel stub columns”, Materials and Structures, Vol. 47 (1–2), pp. 293–310, 2014.

[9] Y.L. Li, X.L. Zhao, R.K.R. Singh, S. Al-Saadi, “Experimental study on sea water and
sea sand concrete filled GFRP and stainless-steel tubular stub columns”, Thin-Walled Struct,
Vol.-106, pp. 390–406, 2016.

[10] Y.L. Li, X.L. Zhao, R.K.R. Singh, S. Al-Saadi, “Tests on sea water and sea sand
concrete filled CFRP, BFRP and stainless-steel tubular stub columns”, Thin-Walled Struct,
Vol.-108, pp. 163–184, 2016.

[11] L.H. Han, Q.X. Ren, W. Li, “Tests on stub stainless steel-concrete-carbon steel double
skin tubular (DST) columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-67 (3), pp. 437–
452, 2011.

[12] F. Wang, B. Young, L. Gardner, “Experimental investigation of concrete-filled double

skin tubular stub columns with stainless-steel outer tubes,” Proceedings of the 8th
International Conference on Steel and Aluminum Structures, Hong Kong, China, 2016.

[13] Y. Ye, L.H. Han, T. Sheehan, Z.X. Guo, “Concrete-filled bi-metallic tubes under axial
compression: experimental investigation”, Thin-Walled Struct. Vol.-108, pp. 321–332, 2017.

[14] M.A. Dabaon, M.H. El-Boghdadi, M.F. Hassanein, “Experimental investigation on
concrete-filled stainless steel stiffened tubular stub columns”, Eng. Struct, Vol.-31, pp.300–
307, 2009.

[15] E. Ellobody, M. F. Ghazy, “Experimental investigation of eccentrically loaded fibre

reinforced concrete filled stainless-steel tubular columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel
Research, Vol.-76, pp. 167–176, 2012.

[16] S. Tokgoz, “Tests on plain and steel fiber concrete-filled stainless-steel tubular
columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-114, pp. 129–135, 2015.

[17] Y. Chen, R. Feng, L. Wang, “Flexural behaviour of concrete-filled stainless steel SHS
and RHS tubes”, Eng. Struct,Vol.-134, pp. 159–171, 2017.

[18] Z. Tao, M.K. Hassana, T. Y. Song, L.H. Han, “Experimental study on blind bolted
connections to concrete filled stainless-steel columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel
Research, Vol.-128, pp. 825–838, 2017.

[19] R. Feng, B. Young, “Tests of concrete-filled stainless-steel tubular T-joints”, Journal of

Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-64 (11), pp. 1283–1293, 2008.

[20] R. Feng, B. Young, “Behaviour of concrete filled stainless-steel tubular X-joints

subjected to compression”, Thin Walled Struct. Vol.-47 (4), pp. 365–374, 2009.

[21] F. Y. Liao, L.H. Han, Z. Tao, K.J.R. Rasmussen, “Experimental behavior of concrete-
filled stainless steel tubular columns under cyclic lateral loading”, Journal of. Struct. Eng.
ASCE, Vol.-143(4), 04016219, 2017.

[22] F. Zhou, W. Xu, “Cyclic loading tests on concrete-filled double-skin (SHS outer and
CHS inner) stainless steel tubular beam-columns”, Eng. Struct,Vol.-127, pp. 304–318, 2016.

[23] M. R. Bambach, “Design of hollow and concrete filled steel and stainless-steel tubular
columns for transverse impact loads”, Thin Walled Struct,Vol.-49 (10), pp. 1251–1260, 2011.

[24] M. Yousuf, B. Uy, Z. Tao, A. Remennikov, J.R. Liew, “Transverse impact resistance of
hollow and concrete filled stainless steel columns”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research,
Vol.-82 (82), pp. 177–189, 2013.

[25] M. Yousuf, B. Uy, Z. Tao, A. Remennikov, J.R. Liew, “Impact behaviour of pre-
compressed hollow and concrete filled mild and stainless-steel columns”, Journal of
Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-96 (96), pp. 54–68, 2014.

[26] L.H. Han, F. Chen, F.Y. Liao, Z. Tao, B. Uy, “Fire performance of concrete filled
stainless-steel tubular columns”, Eng. Struct,Vol.-56, pp. 165–181, 2013.

[27] Z. Tao, M. Ghannam, T.Y. Song, L.H. Han, “Experimental and numerical investigation
of concrete filled stainless-steel columns exposed to fire”, Journal of Constructional Steel
Research, Vol.-118, pp. 120–134, 2016.

[28] T.Y. Song, Z. Tao, A. Razzazzadeh, L.H. Han, K. Zhou, “Fire performance of blind
bolted composite beam to column joints”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol.-
132, pp, 29–42, 2017.

[29] Ellobody E., B.Young, “Design and behaviour of concrete filled cold formed stainless-
steel tube columns”. Eng Struct, Vol.-28(5), pp. 716–728, 2006.

[30] Ellobody E.,“Nonlinear behaviour of concrete filled stainless steel stiffened slender tube
columns”, Thin Walled Struct, Vol.-45(3), 259–273, 2007.

13. List of courses so far completed with credit hours, grade points and GPA:

Course No Course Name Credit Grade Grade GPA

CE-6106 Dynamic Stability of Structures 3.00 B+ 3.00
CE-6109 Finite Element Methods-I 3.00 A 3.5
CE-6114 Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings. 3.00 B+ 3.00
CE-6401 Soil Mechanics-I 3.00 A+ 4.00
CE-6503 Highway Materials 3.00 B+ 3.00
CE-6000 Thesis/Project 18.00 -

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14. Cost Estimate: Printing, binding and other expenses =Tk.35000.00 (Thirty-Five thousand

15. Justification of having Co-Supervisor:

Extensive numerical study will be carried out in this study. With sincere effort and
hardworking it may require more time to complete the research work. Co-supervisor can help
during the absence of supervisor.

16. Appointment of Supervisor & Co-supervisor approved by the CASR Meeting No:
Reference: Date:

17. Appointment of Committee approved by the CASR Meeting No (for M. Sc.):

Reference: Date:

18. Committee (if any): Nil

Ser No Name of the Committee members with affiliation

1 Chairman (Supervisor):
2 Member-1 (Ex-officio): Head,
3 Member-2:
4 Member-3:
5 Member-4:

19. Result of the Candidacy Examination for M.Sc. (Photocopy of result should be
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory: Date:

20. Number of Post-Graduate students working with the Supervisor at present:

21. BPGS Reference: Date:

Signature of the student

Signature of the Supervisor

Signature of the Head of the Department