Collapse of Point Supported Square Grillages

by Cedric Marsh, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Centre for Building Studies., Concordia Univ., Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 9, Pg. 1703-1712

Document Type: Journal Paper


A simple direct solution to the problem of the collapse of a square uniform grillage on point supports with varying strength edge beams is presented. The creation of yield zones, rather than yield lines, and the influence of the edge beam on the location of these zones is demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Beams | Structural failures | Structural strength

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