Joint stiffness calculation
The UK National Annex to BS EN 1993-1-8 discourages the use of numerical methods to calculate joint stiffness, relying on previous satisfactory practice. Despite this, interest in joint stiffness is increasing. Richard Henderson of the SCI illustrates the joint stiffness calculation process set out in the standard and discusses some of the issues.
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