Plastic hinge locations in steel columns

  • Gregory A. MacRae University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3011-5146
  • Arthur Y. C. Lu University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Brian H. H. Peng University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Chris Hann University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ron Ziemian Bucknell University, New Rochelle, USA
  • G. Charles Clifton University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0723-1699

Abstract

Some standards for the design of steel structures attempt to encourage column yielding at the member ends, rather than along the column length during inelastic action such as may occur during strong earthquake shaking. In this paper, effects of residual stress and stability are considered separately and then combined to obtain equations that are more simple and more accurate than those in current standards.

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Lu, Arthur Yen-Cheng, "Effect of Residual Stresses On the Design of Columns In Steel Frames", Undergraduate Research Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2008.

Peng, B. H. H., MacRae, G. A., Walpole, W. R., Moss, P., Dhakal, R., Hyland, C., and Clifton, C., (2007). "Location of Plastic Hinges in Axially Loaded Steel Members." Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Vol. 64/3. pg 344-351.

Peng B. H. H., MacRae G. A., Walpole W. R., Moss P., Dhakal R. and Clifton G. C. “Plastic Hinge Location Under Seismic Actions In Columns Of Steel Frames”, Bulletin of New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering, 41(1) March 2008, pp 1-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.41.1.1-9

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Published
2010-03-31
How to Cite
MacRae, G. A., Lu, A. Y. C., Peng, B. H. H., Hann, C., Ziemian, R., & Clifton, G. C. (2010). Plastic hinge locations in steel columns. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43(1), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.43.1.7-12
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