Design and second-order analysis of trusses composed of angle sections

X. Sun, Siu Lai Chan

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Extensive work has been carried out on the advanced analysis of frames consisting of members of symmetrical cross-section, but trusses composed of angle sections were not investigated in detail by the advanced analysis. This paper describes the application of advanced analysis to structures composed of angle sections. The effects of load eccent-ricity and finite stiffness at connections are also allowed for. The difficulties of assuming an effective length factor and classification of connections for angle column design in the computer analysis are avoided. The method produces a consistent result with the column buckling curves in design codes and with the results by other researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-334
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Angle section
  • Struts
  • Stability analysis
  • Plastic design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • General Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Applied Mathematics


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