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Steel and Composite Structures
  Volume 4, Number 5, October 2004 , pages 403-418

Sway of semi-rigid steel frames - Part 1: Regular frames
M. Ashraf, D. A. Nethercot and B. Ahmed

    Lateral sway is most likely to control the design of semi-rigid steel frames where the frame arrangements do not include any form of bracing. This paper investigates the sway behaviour of semi-rigid regular steel frames i.e., frames having the same arrangement of beam and column sections at all levels, and hence proposes some design charts for the prediction of sway that eliminate the need for doing any numerical modelling. Schueller
Key Words
    ANSYS; connection stiffness; corresponding regular frame; finite element analysis; flexibility factor; multi-storey frames; semi-rigid connection; sway.
M. Ashraf and D. A. Nethercot; Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BU, U.K.rnB. Ahmed; Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

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