Demonstrations of Plastic Behavior of Steel Frames

by H.M. Nelson,
D.T. Wright,
J.W. Dolphin,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-37


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Results of full scale tests made to illustrate behavior under load of structures designed by plastic theory; tests were made on beams, small scale frames, and full scale pitched portal frame, all fabricated from standard rolled sections; plastic analysis of moment redistribution, shear, instability and flange buckling effects were checked.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Structural behavior | Full-scale tests | Plastic design | Plastic analysis | Steel frames | Load factors

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