Plastic Design and Second-Order Analysis of Steel Frames

  • W. F. Chen
  • I. Sohal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 1-41
  3. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 42-119
  4. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 120-156
  5. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 157-222
  6. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 223-330
  7. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 331-380
  8. W. F. Chen, I. Sohal
    Pages 381-424
  9. J. Y. Richard Liew, W. F. Chen
    Pages 425-502
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 503-509

About this book


Plastic Design of Steel Frames assesses the current status and future direction of computer-based analyses of inelastic strength and stability for direct frame design. It shows how design rules are used in practical frame design and provides an introduction to the second-order theory of inelastic frame design.
The book includes two computer programs on a diskette: one for the first-order analyses and the other for the second-order plastic hinge analysis of planar frame design. The second-order program can be used to predict realistic strengths and stabilities of planar frames, thereby eliminating the tedious task of estimating factors for individual member capacity checks. Both programs include clear input instructions. The diskette also contains the Fortran source-code listing for the second-order plastic-hinge analysis, enabling the user to customize the program. The programs will run on an IBM PC-AT or equivalent machine with 640 kB of memory and 30 MB hard drive.


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Authors and affiliations

  • W. F. Chen
    • 1
  • I. Sohal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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