Analysis of Second Order Effects: Case Study
AbstractThis paper presents a nonlinear static analysis of a reinforced concrete plane frame. It has as main objective is to realize a global stability verification of a plane frame, by using geometric stiffness matrix. In order to obtain first and second order combined effects, equilibrium and kinematic relations were studied in the deformed geometric configuration. These results were obtained by using geometric stiffness matrix and multiplying horizontal forces by Gamma-Z coefficient. Both procedures disclosed very similar results in the study, indicating that Gamma-Z can be used to study equilibrium and kinematic relations in deformed geometrical configuration of the structure.