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This paper by B Young was published in the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 64 Issue 11, November 2008. It summarises research techniques on the design and behaviour of high strength stainless steel tubular structures. SHS and RHS were cold rolled from high strength austenitic and duplex sheets. Material properties were determined from tensile coupon tests and geometric imperfections and residual stresses were also measured. These experimental results were compared with the design strengths from American, Australian and European specifications for cold formed steel structures.