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Inelastic Effective Length Factors for Columns in Unbraced Frames

  • S. Vinnakota
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 323)

Abstract

The use of effective length factors in the design of columns in frames is quite widespread in the USA. Thus, the latest AISC Allowable Stress Design Specification and the recently adopted AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification include effective length factors in the expressions for the strength of columns and beam-columns. This lecture reviews the basis of elastic and inelastic effective length factors for columns in unbraced frames.

Keywords

Residual Stress Tangent Modulus Rolled Shape Stub Column Column Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Vinnakota
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  1. 1.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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