Comparative Study of a New Interaction Method for Reinforced Concrete Sway Frames

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Title: Comparative Study of a New Interaction Method for Reinforced Concrete Sway Frames

Author(s): H. Scholz

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 86

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 173-181

Keywords: columns (supports); frames; limit design method; reinforced concrete; stability; structural analysis; structural design; Structural Research

Date: 3/1/1989

Abstract:
Compares a recently introduced approximate P-delta method for sway structures designed by load and resistance factor design principles with a wide variety of column arrangements and loadings analyzed by a finite element method or tested in the laboratory. A full framework is also examined by the new technique as well as the ACI moment magnifier approach. It is concluded that the proposed P-delta method gives results comparable with those of other existing P-delta procedures and thus represents a viable and safe alternative for the design of members in sway structures.