Large Displacement Analysis of Elastic-Plastic Frames: a Numerical and Experimental Study

Severino P. Cavalcanti Marques, Guillermo J. Creus


A numerical and experimental study of elastic-plastic frames is presented. The numerical formulation is incremental - iterative and allows the description of the structural behavior of space frames with arbitrarily large displacements. Tests on small scale models of metallic plane frames were performed. Numerical and experiemental results are compared.

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