Plastic hinge locations in steel columns
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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