Exact element for advanced analysis of practical steel frames

J. X. Gu, Siu Lai Chan, Z. H. Zhou

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Abstract

The exact element for advanced analysis of practical steel frames to re-produce the buckling curve of a member in design codes was analyzed. The exact stiffness matrix of an imperfect member under large axial force was derived and incorporated into a second-order analysis computer program for skeletal structures. It was shown that the element is accurate even when the axial force is 4 times of the Euler's buckling load. The results show that it can provide a bench mark solution for other elements and be used in the routine analysis of skeletal frames, when incorporated into an analysis program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Technical Session, Structural Stability Research Council
Pages549-565
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventProceedings - 2001 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Duration: 9 May 200112 May 2001

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 2001 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council
CountryUnited States
CityFt. Lauderdale, FL
Period9/05/0112/05/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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