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The present work deals with the analysis and verification, according to the Eurocodes, of a particular class of steel structures known as sway frames in which the nodal horizontal displacements produce non-negligible additional internal moments that have to be summed up to those deriving from a first-order analysis. The final result of this project is the draft of a practical design handbook for structural engineers dealing with the design of steel sway frame structures according to Eurocode 3 (EC3). The contents of this document are the design calculation rules for this category of structure. In addition, some indications are provided as to the use of popular general purpose computer codes available in the European market for a reliable and efficient design of sway frame systems. Finally, a number of calculation examples of 2-dimensional frames have been included.

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Authors: FATTORINI F, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT);BANDINI M, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT);CATTANEO F, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT);PUSTORINO S, Centro sviluppo materiali, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17879 EN (1998) 302pp., FS, ECU 51.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2316-4
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