A personal computer software tool for automating the analysis computations for semi-rigid steel frames is described. the computations are based partly on a design procedure proposed earlier, and partly on approximate modeling techniques developed for flexibly-connected building frames. The computations are implemented in an electronic spreadsheet providing a fully interactive design medium that can be readily accessed by office practitioners. The method facilitates the process of taking advantage of the beneficial effects of connection stiffness on frame strength.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Ackroyd, M H
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 69-78
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
    • ISSN: 0013-8029

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00497433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM