Accession Number : AD0619776

Title :   PLASTIC DESIGN IN HIGH STRENGTH STEEL. THE ELASTIC-PLASTIC ANALYSIS OF PLANE FLEXURAL FRAMES,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA FRITZ ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Harrison,H. B.

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An account is given of a Fortran program for the elasticplastic analysis of plane flexural frames. The program has been developed from one first written by Professor C. K. Wang and has proved to be useful in the study of steel structures. With a minimum of input data, the program will enable a computer to carry out a series of elastic analyses of a steel structure. The position of each plastic hinge will be determined as it is formed and the load factor and deformed state of the structure will be output as each such event occurs. When the collapse mechanism is found, the rotations at each plastic hinge are computed as well as the deformations and load factor at the outset of failure. Frames of moderate size can be analyzed by currently operating machines but an upper limit will exist for the frame size that can be handled by any given machine. The limitations of the program are discussed in detail and several examples are given of its application. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STEEL, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL)), (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), LOADS(FORCES)), STRUCTURES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, DEFLECTION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), DEFORMATION, MOMENTS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SUPPORTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE