Technical Activities

The technical activities of CIDECT have centred on the following research aspects of hollow steel section design:

 ●  Buckling behaviour of empty and concrete filled columns.
 ●  Effective buckling lengths of members in trusses.
 ●  Fire resistance of concrete-filled columns.
 ●  Static strength of welded and bolted joints.
 ●  Fatigue resistance of joints. 
 ●  Aerodynamic properties.
 ●  Bending Strength.
 ●  Corrosion resistance.
 ●  Workshop fabrication.

The results of CIDECT research form the basis of many national and international design requirements for hollow steel sections.