Masters Theses

Author

I-Chen Hung

Abstract

"The purpose of this study was to develop a method for weight minimization of the plastically designed frame, braced normal to its plane of action, and composed of prismatic steel members. The method accounts for the non-linear relationship between weight and moment capacity for both beams and columns. Reduction in the pure-bending fully-plastic moment in the presence of axial loading and both beam-column instability and overall frame instability due to sidesway are taken into account. Provision is made for minimization of frames employing standard sections as well as for frames whose built-up members may be chosen from a continuous spectrum.

An initial solution to the minimization problem is obtained by the Simplex Method of linear programming, after which a check procedure is used to explore variations in the initial solution to determine if it can be improved. Simple portal frames with fixed end legs and hinged end legs are considered as a model. Design charts are established"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Senne, Joseph H.

Committee Member(s)

Andrews, William A., 1922-2009
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002
Antle, Charles E.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

vii, 71 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-43).

Rights

© 1966 I-Chen Hung, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Building, Iron and steel
Structural frames
Plastic analysis (Engineering)

Thesis Number

T 1930

Print OCLC #

5977460

Electronic OCLC #

907386553

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