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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 11, Number 3, March 2001, pages 287-299
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2001.11.3.287
 
Fuzzy logic based estimation of effective lengths of columns in partially braced multi-storey frames
Devdas Menon(India)

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Columns in multi-storey frames are presently categorised as either braced or unbraced,
usually by means of the stability index criterion, for estimating their effective length ratios by design aids
such as
 
Key Words
    effective length; K-factor; column; multi-storey frame; partial bracing; stability index; fuzzy logic; membership function; degree of bracing.
 
Address
Devdas Menon, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 600036, India
 

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