Plastic Methods for Steel and Concrete Structures by Stuart S. J. Moy

By Stuart S. J. Moy

It is a thoroughly revised, up to date and reset variation of the textual content that seemed with a similar identify in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. It covers the necessities of the newest layout criteria (BS5950, BS8110 and the Eurocodes) and may entice undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of civil and structural engineering and to practicing engineers. Plastic behaviour and the equipment for calculating the cave in load of metal constructions are mentioned and tested intimately. a proof of the results of deflections, instability and imperfections at the cave in of constructions is through an outline of the layout equipment for metal constructions. the appliance of plastic the way to concrete buildings and the yield line and strip equipment for slabs also are awarded. The assurance of either metal and urban within the comparable quantity is a distinct characteristic of this article to be able to attract many readers. in the course of the publication, the emphasis is on functions to trendy research and layout. each one bankruptcy presents the historical past thought, by means of a sequence of conscientiously graded examples with many diagrams that illustrate software of the speculation; the bankruptcy concludes with a short precis that's by means of quite a lot of difficulties (with answers).

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Plastic Methods for Steel and Concrete Structures

This can be a thoroughly revised, up to date and reset version of the textual content that seemed with an identical identify throughout the Nineteen Eighties. It covers the necessities of the latest layout criteria (BS5950, BS8110 and the Eurocodes) and should attract undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of civil and structural engineering and to practicing engineers.

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2) The principle of virtual work can be applied to these deformations. 2. at the point of collapse, when the last hinge has just formed but no rotation has occurred. 18b, although the infinitely small deflections and rotations are greatly exaggerated . 18 The deflections and rotations can be thought of as virtual displacements. J. + Vl> =~W5 over all loads internal (virtual) work, done by = Mp(J + 2Mp (8 +ex)+ Mp8 the applied loads =~p(J over all plastic hinges 49 COLLAPSE OF SIMPLE FRAMES since the only distortions of the structure are the virtual rotations at the hinge points.

It has been shown in tests that the distribution of strain stays linear over the depth of the section after yield (and the simple bending theory assumption of plane sections remaining plane is still valid). 4. As the bending moment is increased, yielding spreads towards the axis of zero strain. The stress distribution shows two constant regions where yield has occurred (the stress is limited to the yield stress, but strain can increase by plastic flow), joined by a linear (elastic) stress distribution.

The method will be illustrated by a series of examples. Each example will bring out a further aspect of the method. It is therefore recommended that the reader works through the examples in order. 9a. It is determinate so only one plastic hinge is required for collapse. 9b. 1. 10a. 10b shows the BMD for elastic behaviour. I. 10 COLLAPSE OF SIMPLE FRAMES 43 Wab 2 /L 2 occurs at A. 2) by inserting a hinge first at A, and then at other points when the BM becomes equal to the plastic moment. 11, when We = 2MpL/ab.

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