Technical Seminar on Polygonal Tubular Members

Date, time & venue
2017-07-27;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);James Chiu Room & Dragages Room, HKIE Headquarters


Speakers: Dr Tak-Ming CHAN, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Polygonal tubular sections are commonly found in pole-type structures. This seminar will look at some examples of their current usage and explore their potential in other applications. The corresponding worldwide practical design information will be discussed. Recent research and relevant design rules based on Eurocodes on improving their design efficiency as well as taking into account of the concrete-infill will also be covered.


About Speaker:

Dr. Tak-Ming Chan is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his BEng degree from the University of Hong Kong and MSc and PhD degrees both from Imperial College London. He is currently an honorary academic staff at the University of Warwick. Dr Chan is a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Member of the IStructE, ASCE, and a committee member of the U.K. mirror group for Eurocode 3. He is also a corresponding member of the research panel of the IStructE and a member of the Editorial Board for the ICE – Structures and Buildings Journal.


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