Towards robust, effective and efficient second order analysis of practical steel frames

Siu Lai Chan, Z. W. Zhou, W. F. Chen

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The performance of the widely used finite element and the stability function methods and the recently developed pointwise equilibrating element in second order nonlinear analysis of framed structures is studied. This type of rigorous analysis will automatically consider the effects due to change of geometry as well as the variation of member stiffness in the presence of axial load (the P-Δ and the P-δ effects). An efficient element for the analysis will be essential for the development of a reliable and practical computer program for second order analysis of steel frames.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress XII
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262952X
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the Structures Congress '94 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 24 Apr 199428 Apr 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the Structures Congress '94
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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