PLASTIC DESIGN OF MULTI-STORY FRAMES. EXPERIMENTS ON NON-SWAY STRUCTURAL SUBASSEMBLAGES.
Rept. for 1966-1968,
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA FRITZ ENGINEERING LAB
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The report discusses experiments conducted on full-scale, non-sway beam-and-column subassemblages to study their strength and deformation behavior in the inelastic range. These tests also provide an experimental verification of a new procedure that was developed for designing columns in braced multi-story frames. Two types of subassemblages were included subassemblages with columns bent in single curvature and subassemblages with columns bent in double curvature. All columns were braced to prevent lateral and torsional deformations. For each type of subassemblage, two tests were performed, the difference being the slenderness ratio about the major axis of the columns, which was chosen to be 35 in one test and 30 in the other. The axial load in the columns varied from about 75 percent to 85 percent of the axial yield load. Author
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