How to Optimize Frames Using Plastic Design Conceptby Shahram Pezeshk, (A.M.ASCE), Memphis State Univ, Memphis, United States,
Abstract: An optimal design procedure using plastic design concept was presented. For low-rise building frames, optimal plastic designs can be made using the plastic limit load as a basis of design. However, the design of multistory building frames is complicated by the incidence of frame instability, and rigid-plastic methods of design must be modified to allow for this.
Subject Headings: Plastic design | Conceptual design | Load and resistance factor design | Rigid frames | Plasticity | Plastic hinges
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