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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS FOR MACRO AND MINI COMPUTERS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington
The Elasto-Plastic Design of Steel Portal Frames Using a Micro-computer
I.W. Burgess and R.J. Plank
University of Sheffield
I.W. Burgess, R.J. Plank, "The Elasto-Plastic Design of Steel Portal Frames Using a Micro-computer", in B.H.V. Topping, M.C. Forde, H.W. Whittington, (Editors), "Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Software and Applications for Macro and Mini Computers", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 110-118, 1983.
Some of the commonly used methods of plastic analysis of steel portal frames are reviewed with particular reference to computer-aided design. One of these, the elasto-plastic method, is described in the context of a program written by the authors, and some of the advantages of this method are discussed. A general comparison between approaches to the design of portal frames using various levels of computer-aided design is made in terms of design time.
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