Engineering Transactions, 32, 3, pp. 349-359, 1984

Experimental Investigations on Shakedown of Portal Frames

M.H. Ali
Technical University of Hannover, Frg.

J.A. Konig
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warszawa

O. Mahrenholtz
Technical University of Hannover, Frg.

The paper presents results obtained in tests consisting of cycling loading of a two-span continuous beam as wall as of some portal frames made of mild steel. The investigations were per­formed for various load intensities so as to determine the maximum intensity at which the defections stabilization still takes place, i.e. a given structure shakes. down. The results in a fair agreement with the predictions of the shakedown theory and thus confirm its practical applicability in the design of steel structures.

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