Lunar Habitats—Places for People
As part of President George Bush's Space Exploration Initiative, lunar bases or habitats are envisioned for long-term habitation by humans. This paper presents factors that should be considered...

Creep and Recovery of a Pultruded FRP Frame

Structural Approximations in Multi-Story Buildings
Simplified computer analyses and various approximate hand calculation methods are extremely valuable in structural engineering for multi-story buildings both during the preliminary design...

Simplified Second-Order Inelastic Analysis for Steel Frame Design
Several current approaches are outlined that account for the spreading of plasticity in a second-order inelastic analysis of frames. The approaches are based on modifications to the simple...

Analysis and Design of Structures with Outrigger Arms
Although sophisticated computer methods are available for analyzing an entire building structure, there is a need for simplified methods (a) for checking the accuracy of the computer analyses,...

Discrete Optimal Design of 3D Frameworks
The paper describes a discrete optimization method for the least-weight design of three-dimensional (3D) steel building frameworks. The method involves the coordinated application of structural...

Data Modelling for Steel Frame Structures
The first step to automate any facet of structural engineering is developing a suitable data representation upon which the computer program will operate. However, there is no standard...

Computer Generation of Structural Concepts: A Knowledge-Based Approach

Elasto-plastic Analysis and Design of Concrete Frames

Graphical User Interface for Frame Analysis Using GKS

A Substructuring Algorithm for Analysis and Optimization of Large Structures on Parallel Machines
An efficient substructuring algorithm is presented for analysis and optimization of frame structures on parallel machines. The underlying concept is to pre-process the input data in such...

Applicability of Three-Parameter Power Model to Structural Analysis of Flexibly Jointed Frames
In this paper, the applicability of three-parameter power model to the practical use of design analysis for plane frame with semi-rigid connections is discussed. A three-parameter power...

Response Variability and Reliability of Stochastic Systems Using the Weighted Integral Method
After obtaining an exact expression of the stochastic stiffness matrix in terms of random variables called weighted integrals, the response variability and the safety index of stochastic...

Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Frames with Bending Moments and Axial Force Interaction
A menu driven computer program has been developed for Nonlinear analysis of plane framed structures. This program utilizes the stiffness method. Only material nonlinearity has been considered....

Forced Vibration Analysis of Frame Structures Subjected to Support Movements by the Distributed Mass Method
The dynamic response of frame structures subjected to support movements as a time varying excitation is analyzed by the distributed mass method. The continuous nature of a structure can...

Sensitivity Analysis of Connection Stiffness in Orthogonal Frames with End-Plate Connections
According to AISC-LRFD specification (1986), two types of construction for steel frame structure can be assumed which are Type PR (partially restrained) and FR (fully restrained) constructions....

Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Frames
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....

Up and Down Construction of a 17-Story Building
The One Westwood Building is located on a small site in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. Construction of the 17-story building with 8 levels of subterranean parking was complicated...

Design of Powerhouse Spiral Case Considering Three-Dimensional Action
A commonly used approach of designing semi-spiral cases for Kaplan turbine installation using two-dimensional frames becomes unsuitable for large diameter turbines and/or high heads. The...

Design Considerations for Radial Key Retrofit
A practise that is becoming more and more common is to retrofit hydro-electric generators with Radial Key Systems. There are significant design considerations that must be made to ensure...

 

 

 

 

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