Title: A Pracitcal Procedure for Rigid Frame Design
Author(s): D. R. Cervin
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 453-472
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.