Automatic Generation of Collapse Mode Equations

by Mark R. Gorman, (A.M.ASCE),


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 7, Pg. 1350-1354


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This note presents an automatic method, suitable for computer use, for generating the coefficients of the collapse mode equations, for all the possible collapse modes for frame structures. The input required is the nodal coordinates, the member connectivity, and the applied loading pattern.

Subject Headings: Failure modes | Structural failures | Computing in civil engineering | Frames | Load factors | Automation

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