Application of the 13th edition AISC direct analysis method to heavy industry industrial structures

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dc.contributor.author Modugno, Jennifer L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-15T19:04:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-15T19:04:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34772
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to understand and develop procedures for the use of the AISC 2005 Specification's Direct Analysis Method for the analysis and design of heavy-industry industrial structures, to layout a systematic approach for the engineer to analyze and design using this method, and to determine if there will be any consequences to the practicing engineer in using this method. The relevant 13th Edition AISC stability analysis methods (Effective Length,First-Order, and Direct Analysis Methods) were researched in the 2005 Specification aswell as in available technical literature, and then were critically evaluated by their applicability and limitations. This study will help serve as a guide for the systematic approach for the practicing engineer to apply this method to analyze and design such complex steel frame structures using the computer-aided software called GTSTRUDL. To accomplish this purpose, two analytical models were studied using the Direct Analysis Method. The first model was a simple industrial structure and the second model was a more complex nuclear power plant boiler building. en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject GTSTRUDL en_US
dc.subject Industrial structures en_US
dc.subject 13th Edition AISC en_US
dc.subject Direct analysis method en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial buildings
dc.subject.lcsh Steel, Structural
dc.subject.lcsh Specifications
dc.subject.lcsh Requirements engineering
dc.subject.lcsh Structural engineering research
dc.title Application of the 13th edition AISC direct analysis method to heavy industry industrial structures en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Committee Chair: Emkin, Leroy; Committee Member: Swanger, Michael; Committee Member: Will, Kenneth; Committee Member: Zureick, Abdul-Hamid en_US


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