Collapse of Simple Frames
It was shown in the previous chapter that the formation of a plastic hinge in a framed structure is equivalent to a member yielding in a truss. The purpose of the first part of this chapter is to show what happens in a frame as the load is increased until failure occurs. This means going through an example in the same way as in chapter 1. This example will also be used to illustrate some important theorems which are essential to plastic analysis.
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