Equilibrium Method for Limit Calculation of Frames

by Douglas H. Clyde,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 169-184

Document Type: Journal Paper


Starting from the requirement that a hinge within a member must occur at a point of local maximum bending moment, it is shown that suitable equilibrium equations may replace differentiation of the mechanism equation for a frame. This is similar to the equilibrium method of yield line theory for slabs. There is considerable freedom of technique in establishing equations. Several examples are presented to explore the approach. A comparison is made with the standard approach wherever necessary.

Subject Headings: Equilibrium | Hinges | Bending (structural) | Moment (mechanics) | Frames | Slabs | Comparative studies

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