Analysis of Frames with Curved and Bent Members

by Jan J. Tuma,
Kerry S. Havner,
Frank Hedges,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


The application of a modified moment distribution method to the analysis of continuous and complex frames with curved and bent members is presented. The moment distribution and shear equilibrium constants are derived in general form. A new structural parameter, the moment-thrust factor, is introduced. The possibility of computing the moments due to rotation by the sum of infinite series is demonstrated. Numerical studies are included.

Subject Headings: Moment distribution | Frames | Curvature | Bents (structural) | Moment (mechanics) | Numerical analysis | Equilibrium | Parameters (statistics)

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