Continuous Approximation of Large Regular Frameworks and the Problem of a Substitute Frame

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Title: Continuous Approximation of Large Regular Frameworks and the Problem of a Substitute Frame

Author(s): Zdenek P. Bazant, Martin Christensen

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 36

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 257-278

Keywords: approximation; axial loads; buckling; failure; finite difference theory; frames; high rise buildings; joints (junctions); lateral pressure; moments; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; stiffness; structural analysis; wind pressure

Date: 1/1/1972

Abstract:
Large regular frames under initial axial forces may be approximated by a continuum which is identical with Eringen's micropolar continuum. The finite difference method is then applied to the continuum problem.