The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 37 (1959) > Issues > Issue 10 > An Electric Analogue for the Limit Analysis of Framed Structures
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An Electric Analogue for the Limit Analysis of Framed Structures

THE normal method for determining the collapse load for a framed structure involves the assumption of several collapse modes and the calculation of the appropriate load system. For highly redundant structures, this procedure can be extremely time consuming in spite of the use of various theorems which have been derived. This paper describes a non-linear circuit element which reproduces the buckling or yielding behaviour of structural members. These elements may then be connected into networks representing framed structures and their behaviour under load studied. N. L. Svensson

Author(s): Svensson, N L

Keywords: frames;analysis