Stability design criteria for steel members and frames in the United States

W. F. Chen, E. M. Lui

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This paper attempts to give designers an insight into the beam-column problem. The important parameters such as (i) the ultimate strength of columns and beams which are special cases of beam-columns and (ii) secondary effects (P-δ and P-Δ), that should be considered in the ultimate strength design of beam-columns, are identified and discussed. Ultimate strength design interaction equations recommended and proposed in the United States for different categories of beam-columns are then presented. Important features of these equations are summarized. Directions of further research are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-74
Number of pages44
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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