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


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

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