Assessment of second-order analysis methods presented in design codes

Yıldırım, Ufuk
The main objective of the thesis is evaluating and comparing Second-Order Elastic Analysis Methods defined in two different specifications, AISC 2005 and TS648 (1980). There are many theoretical approaches that can provide exact solution for the problem. However, approximate methods are still needed for design purposes. Simple formulations for code applications were developed, and they are valid as acceptable results can be obtained within admissible error limits. Within the content of the thesis, firstly background information related to second-order effects will be presented. The emphasis will be on the definition of geometric non-linearity, also called as P-δ and P-Δ effects. In addition, the approximate methods defined in AISC 2005 (B1 B2 Method), and TS648 (1980) will be discussed in detail. Then, example problems will be solved for the demonstration of theoretical formulations for members with and without end translation cases. Also, the results obtained from the structural analysis software, SAP2000, will be compared with the results acquired from the exact and the approximate methods. Finally, conclusions related to the study will be stated.


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Citation Formats
U. Yıldırım, “Assessment of second-order analysis methods presented in design codes,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.