Refined plastic hinge analysis of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections : II : verification

Avery, P. & Mahendran, M. (2000) Refined plastic hinge analysis of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections : II : verification. Advances in Structural Engineering, 3(4), pp. 309-325.

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Application of "advanced analysis" methods suitable for non-linear analysis and design of steel frame structures permits direct and accurate determination of ultimate system strengths, without resort to simplified elastic methods of analysis and semi-empirical specification equations. However, the application of advanced analysis methods has previously been restricted to steel frames comprising only compact sections that are not influenced by the effects of local buckling. A refined plastic hinge method suitable for practical advanced analysis of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections is presented in a companion paper. The method implicitly accounts for the effects of gradual cross-sectional yielding, longitudinal spread of plasticity, initial geometric imperfections, residual stresses, and local buckling. The accuracy and precision of the method for the analysis of steel frames comprising non-compact sections is established in this paper by comparison with a comprehensive range of analytical benchmark frame solutions. The refined plastic hinge method is shown to be more accurate and precise than the conventional individual member design methods based on elastic analysis and specification equations.

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ID Code: 61751
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1369-4332
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Multi-Science Publishing
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2013 01:23
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 01:27

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