How to Optimize Frames Using Plastic Design Concept

by Shahram Pezeshk, (A.M.ASCE), Memphis State Univ, Memphis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Analysis and Computation


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 | Building design | Conceptual design | Frames | Load and resistance factor design | Plastic hinges | Rigid frames | Plasticity

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