Steel frame analysis with flexible joints

E. M. Lui, W. F. Chen

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The first papt of the paper discusses various mathematical models that have been proposed to represent the nonlinear moment-rotation behavior of the semi-rigid steel beam-to-column connections. This is followed by a brief description of two simplified and a rigorous analysis capable of dealing with these models in flexibly-connected steel frames. Numerical studies of frames made-using these simplified and rigorous analysis methods are presented. Observations regarding the effects of flexible connections on the strength, deflection and internal force distribution of steel framed structures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-202
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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