Influence of Connection Behavior on Steel Frame Designs at Factored Loads

by Michael H. Ackroyd, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Cent, for Interactive Computer Graphics, Troy, NY, USA,
Katherine A. Dewkett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Cent, for Interactive Computer Graphics, Troy, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Aided Design in Civil Engineering

Abstract: This paper illustrates how interactive computer graphics, when interfaced with nonlinear inelastic frame analysis programs, can provide a powerful tool for design of semi-rigid frames at factored loads.

Subject Headings: Steel frames | Rigid frames | Graphic methods | Load factors | Connections (structural) | Steel structures | Moment (mechanics) | Computer analysis

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