Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Frames

by Prodyot K. Basu, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,
Shyi-Lin Lee, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


The second stiffness method for large deformation in-elastic stability analysis of frames is discussed. Displacement control methods for tracing the path beyond the limit point are presented. Numerical results for two example problems are discussed.

Subject Headings: Nonlinear analysis | Structural analysis | Deformation (mechanics) | Numerical methods | Frames | Displacement (mechanics) | Structural control | Stiffening

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