Advanced analysis of steel frames - From theory to practice

W. F. Chen, Siu Lai Chan

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Abstract

Advanced analysis is a simulation and performance-based design method for steel frames recently introduced in many design codes including the AISC-LFRD (2005) as a norm for design of steel frames, especially for slender frames with a small elastic critical load factor. Being a powerful tool with saving in material weight, improvement in safety margin and reduction in design effort and time, the advanced analysis requires significantly more complex numerical methods and element formulation for insuring iteration convergence and simulation of member and frame imperfection and residual stress. This paper highlights the theoretical treatment for a proper second-order analysis and illustrates an application of the new design method for steel frames.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Metal Structures ICMS-2006 - Progress in Steel, Composite and Aluminium Structures
Pages20-29
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event11th International Conference on Metal Structures ICMS-2006 - Progress in Steel, Composite and Aluminium Structures - Rzeszow, Poland
Duration: 21 Jun 200623 Jun 2006

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Metal Structures ICMS-2006 - Progress in Steel, Composite and Aluminium Structures
CountryPoland
CityRzeszow
Period21/06/0623/06/06

Keywords

  • Buckling
  • Plastic hinge
  • Second-order non-linear analysis
  • Steel frames

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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