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Structural analysis of tubular truss in fire

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication ISTS15, 15th International Symposium on Tubular Structures,
Subtitle of host publication27-29 May 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138028371
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational symposium on tubular structures -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational symposium on tubular structures
Period1/01/00 → …


Tubular trusses with welded gap joints are internally indeterminate if they are modeled with beam elements using continuous chords and eccentricities at the joints. Trusses may be externally statically determinate or not, depending on their support conditions. The start point was a tubular truss, which was sizing and shape optimized. This means that the members and the joints can resist just the load in normal situation. Next the same truss was analyzed using material and geometrical non-linear theory with reduced load in fire allowing horizontal displacement at the other end and restraining it. The idea was to study: 1) is the normal tubular truss such that in externally determinate case the linear theory can be used in fire, 2) what happens in externally indeterminate case? The results were: 1) the linear analysis can be used in fire to determine the stress resultants and 2) the linear model is very conservative.

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