Overall-Slenderness Based Direct Design for Strength and Stability of Innovative Hollow Sections
The aim of the project is the development of new, direct design rules regarding strength and stability checks based on the “Overall Interaction Concept”. Addressing both usual steel grades as well as tomorrow’s high strength steels, this project allows for more economic, innovative, “thin-walled” hollow section members. Simpler and faster design procedures were developed, and both numerical tools and the latest statistical production data were made available to structural engineers.
These goals were tackled by means of extensive numerical, analytical and experimental programs, with the close collaboration of key European hollow section manufactures from different EU countries.
The 1st periodic report (01/07/2016 - 31/12/2017) is available here.
The 2nd periodic report (01/01/2018 - 30/06/2019) is available here.
The final workshop took place on 6th June 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm in Oslo, Felix Konferansesenter.
HOLLOSSTAB is an EU funded programme under RFCS, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel