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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 9/10
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VII.11

Residual Strength of Space Trusses with Damaged Members

H-S Shen, Z. Yuan and S-P. Lin

Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PR China

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
H-S Shen, Z. Yuan, S-P. Lin, "Residual Strength of Space Trusses with Damaged Members", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 293-296, 1989. doi:10.4203/ccp.9.7.11
Abstract
In engineering practice, heavy damages have been taken place by collisons t o space trusses. Damage of this type may substantially reduce the strength and stiffness of compression members. A secant stiffness method of analysis for damaged space trusses is presented. Numerical results calculated compared very well with other published analytical results and with tests. It is found that localized damage of compression members may have a considerable effect on the load-carrying capacity of space trusses.

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