This research determined the effect of prestressing the diagonals on the behavior of a relatively slender lattice frame with intersecting diagonals when the frame is subjected to axial load, and then to axial and lateral loads. It was found that a relatively slender prestressed frame has a different mode of failure than the single-bay, 3-story frames tested previously. It was also found that prestressing the diagonals is beneficial. It was found possible to get as much as a 36% increase in horizontal load when the axial load is held at a constant value.

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  • Accession Number: 00497595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM