On the stability of pin-joined stiffened frames

A. Raithel, P. Clemente

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Metal braced frames show two kinds of instability, the first related to the instability of a single beam-column pinned at its joints (Euler's problem) and the second to the side-sway of the whole frame. In this paper a simple two d.o.f. system is proposed to model one storey of a frame. It shows two uncoupled critical loads which depend upon the elastic and geometric properties of the structure. The coupled instability is considered and the different kinds of postcritical behaviour are shown. A relationship between the geometric parameters, which determines the coupled instability, is given. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211 - 220
Number of pages10
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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