Stainless Steel Bolted Connections at Elevated Temperatures

Date, time & venue
2017-11-14;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Speakers: Dr Yancheng CAI, The University of Hong Kong



Stainless steel structures in civil and structural engineering are firstly introduced. Bolted connections are one of the most commonly used connection types in carbon steel and stainless steel structures. However, the connection design rules in the cold-formed stainless steel (CFSS) international design specifications are applicable at room temperature condition only. Currently, there is no design rule for CFSS bolted connections at elevated temperatures. This seminar will discuss the investigation of CFSS bolted connections at room and high temperatures, and the recent research development for the bolted connection design of CFSS at elevated temperatures.


About Speaker:

Dr. Yancheng CAI is a Post-doc Research Fellow in Structural Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his PhD degree from HKU in 2013. He then worked in the engineering industry for a few years in HK. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the ICE, UK. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the ICE — Civil Engineering Journal, and a member of Sustainability Panel and Young Members’ Panel of the IStructE, UK.


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