Volume 4, Issue 3 (September 2006)                   IJCE 2006, 4(3): 157-175 | Back to browse issues page

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The main aim of this paper is to extend the recently developed methods for calculating the buckling loads of planar symmetric frames to include the effect of semi-rigidity of the joints. This is achieved by decomposing a symmetric model into two submodels and then healing them in such a manner that the :::union::: of the eigenvalues of the healed submodels result in the eigenvalues of the entire model. Thus the critical load of the frame is obtained using the eigenvalues of its submodels.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Design