Joint stiffness and the elastic critical load factor
The susceptibility of moment-resisting frames to global buckling is profoundly influenced by the stiffness of joints as calculated by the proposed method in BS EN 1993-1-8. Richard Henderson of the SCI illustrates the potential effects.
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