Accession Number : AD0434271


Title :   PLASTIC DESIGN IN HIGH STRENGTH STEEL.


Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA FRITZ ENGINEERING LAB


Personal Author(s) : Galambos,Theodore V ; Lay,Maxwell G


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : Part of the energy of a severe earthquake shock is absorbed by the inelastic deformation of the structural frame. In order to assess the inelastic deformability of a steel frame, it is necessary to know the load-deformation behavior of its components. The inelastic load-deformation response of beams, beam-columns and beam-and-column subassemblages which are subjected to static unidirectional loading is examined. The response criterion for a member is the end moment-end rotation relationship. It is shown, both from experimental and theoretical considerations, that the inelastic load-deformation behavior of wideflange steel frames and frame components can be predicted and that therefore the energy absorption capacity of these frames can be assessed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STEEL , *EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURES , DUCTILITY , PLASTIC PROPERTIES , STRUCTURES , DEFORMATION , LOADS(FORCES) , ENERGY , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , EARTHQUAKES , DEFLECTION , BUCKLING , EXPERIMENTAL DATA


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