Asymptotic matching analysis of scaling of structural failure due to softening hinges. II: Implications

Zdeněk P. Bažant*

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Abstract

The asymptotic matching analysis in the preceding Part I has established a new kind of size effect, caused by postpeak softening of inelastic hinges in beams and frames. The present Part II analyzes various implications, particularly the size effects on the maximum loads under load control or displacement control, the design loads, and the energy absorption of the structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Volume129
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Beams
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Frames
  • Hinges
  • Size effect
  • Softening
  • Structural failures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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