Stability of Framed Structures

by Moshe F. Rubenstein, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Chmn.; Engrg. Systems Dept., School of Engrg. and Appl. Sci., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA,
Richard M. Pickett, Jr., Assoc. Prof.; School of Engrg., California State Univ., Northridge, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 2, Pg. 429-434

Document Type: Journal Paper


The stability characteristics of multistory framed structures are studied herein. A simplified reduced eigenvalue approach to include the effect of joint rotation is used, and its validity verified under four different assumptions by applying it to small frames and a 19-story building.

Subject Headings: Frames | Structural stability | Mid-rise buildings | Eigenvalues | Joints | Rotation | Verification

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