Refined Plastic Hinge Analysis of Steel Frame Structures Comprising Non-Compact Sections: I: Formulation

Avery, Philip & Mahendran, Mahen (2000) Refined Plastic Hinge Analysis of Steel Frame Structures Comprising Non-Compact Sections: I: Formulation. Advances in Structural Engineering, 3(4), pp. 291-307.

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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 concentrated plasticity formulation suitable for practical advanced analysis of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections is presented in this paper. This formulation, referred to as the refined plastic hinge method, implicitly accounts for the effects of gradual cross-sectional yielding, longitudinal spread of plasticity, initial geometric imperfections, residual stresses, and local buckling.

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ID Code: 87091
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Refined plastic hinge analysis, steel frame structures, advanced analysis, local buckling, Formulation
DOI: 10.1260/1369433001502238
ISSN: 1369-4332
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Multi-Science Publishing
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2015 04:55
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 04:55

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