Title page for ETD etd-06022010-020124

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bradshaw, Joel Clinton
URN etd-06022010-020124
Title Nonlinear analysis of plane frames.
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Holzer, Siegfried M. Committee Chair
Somers, Arnold E. Jr. Committee Member
Walker, Richard D. Committee Member
  • load bearing models
Date of Defense 1975-05-05
Availability restricted
The results obtained from the nonlinearly elastic, geometrically linear beam-column are almost identical to the results obtained by the method of Gurfinkel and Robinson [6] within the linear range of the stress-strain curve. When the displacements become large, the Gurfinkel and Robinson routine tends to give higher estimates of the strain state of the section being analysed as compared to the results via the finite element model. Changing the number of integration points seems to have a stronger effect on the results than refining the mesh.
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