A method for the non-linear and failure load analysis of reinforced concrete frames

Cosgun T. , Sayin B.

COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE, vol.14, no.1, pp.41-57, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/cac.2014.14.1.041
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-57


Modern trend in structural design is to use smaller elements in order to ensure several purposes such as economy, functionality and aesthetic in appearance. However, because of decreasing rigidity of the structural elements, the system displacements increases and displacements become an important subject in this kind of structures takes into account both geometrical changes and the carrying capacity of the material after linear-elastic boundary. In this study, a method is proposed to calculate the failure loads and to analyse the reinforced concrete space frame systems. The numerical examples gathered from the literature survey are solved with this method utilising the prepared computer program and the comparable results are presented. The results show that the method is sufficiently accurate.