Ductile Design of Steel Structures

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 485 pages
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Ensure ductile behavior in any steel structure

Engineer earthquake resistant structures using today's most advanced ductile steel design techniques.

This guide gives you the latest seismic-resistant design criteria--based on research into the recent Northridge and Kobe earthquakes. You get fingertip access to the ductile properties of steel. . .essential data on the plastic behavior of cross-sections. . .and systematic methods and applications of plastic analysis. This time-saving resource walks you through the seismic design of ductile braced frames and moment resisting frames. . .provides the special detailing requirements needed to ensure satisfactory plastic behavior. . .gives you an overview of special steel-based energy dissipation systems. . .and much more.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Structural Steel
7
Plastic Behavior at the CrossSection Level
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Michel Bruneau is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. Chia-Ming Uang is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences at the University of California at San Diego. Andrew S. Whittaker is Associate Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. All three engineers have extensive backgrounds in earthquake engineering, and all three are members of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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