Date

1966

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Civil Engineering

First Adviser

Lu, Le-Wu

Abstract

The objectives of the investigation discussed in this report are threefold. First, to test a simple frame which exhibits behavior similar to that of a multi-story frame, but which can be analyzed rigorously and tested under closely controlled conditions. Second, to establish approximations to account for the secondary factors which influence the behavior of the frame. In particular, the test program was designed to investigate the effects of axial loads on an unbraced structure, and the influence of strain hardening. Third, to examine the behavior of the high strength steel columns used with the structural carbon steel beam under sway conditions.

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