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Title: A Pracitcal Procedure for Rigid Frame Design

Author(s): D. R. Cervin

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 41

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 453-472

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1945

Moment distribution has appreciably simplified theoretical studies of rigid building frames but in itself is not always a practical office tool. Two-cycle moment distribution coupled with short-cuts in load- ing for maxima has reduced the time element in design procedure considerably but still leaves some- thing to be desired for actual office usage. This paper attempts to carry the two-cycle method one step further, illustrating a procedure whereby any rigid frame can be completely designed within a time period that is economically feasible for average office usage.


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