Analysis of second-order effects evaluation of steel frames behaviour
The evaluation of second-order effects of steel framed structures can provide different analysis results than using linear analysis methods. In various structural engineering literature were distinguished different methods of analysis: taking or without taking into account second-order effects. It depends on the sensitivity to the horizontal actions. The slenderer the structure, the more sensitive it is to horizontal actions. Using nonlinear methods, the sensitivity of steel frame to second-order impact is considered. This paper shows the importance of evaluations of the second-order effects in behaviour of steel frame structures. Performed investigations reveal the influence of the rotational stiffness of the joints to the behaviour of whole framed structure. Calculation results show that decreased flexibility of the semi-rigid joints increase sensitivity of the framed structure to the second-order effects and vice versa. The identified interdependence between the sensitivity to the second-order effects and the flexibility of the semi-rigid joints highlights the importance of evaluation of such dependencies.
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