Preliminary Member Sizes: Rigid Frames

by John T. DeWolf, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pg. 987-992

Document Type: Journal Paper


The employment of computers in structural engineering has substantially increased our analysis and design capabilities. Numerous programs are available for the analysis of rigid frames, while others are available for use in designing the specific members once the analysis is completed. Approximate analysis and design techniques are needed prior to the use of these programs to determine preliminary member sizes. These should be simple and should not involve a considerable amount of the engineer.s time.

Subject Headings: Employment | Computer analysis | Structural analysis | Rigid frames

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