The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 29 (1951) > Issues > Issue 7 > The Analysis of Single- Storey Multi - Bay Gabled Rigid Frames
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The Analysis of Single- Storey Multi - Bay Gabled Rigid Frames

Gabled rigid frames are becoming increasingly common in single-storey factory construction, but where there are two or more bays the analysis by the usual methods of structural theory presents considerable difficulties in computation. This paper presents a method, based on the general conception of moment and thrust distribution, which greatly simplifies such problems. It is particularly advantageous where the structure consists of a large number of bays, where the roof members are in several straight portions or are curved, and where the members are of variable cross-section. It is also applicable to multi-span portal frame bridges. A.J. Francis

Author(s): Francis, A J

Keywords: analysis;low rise;multibay;portal frames