Date of Award
Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
William R. Spillers
M. Ala Saadeghvaziri
This thesis explores several special cases of three-dimensional beam-columns and suggests that the method of finite differences can be used when a solution of general case is required. The thesis begins with a review of the three-dimensional beam-column equations and then shows how these equations can be used to generate the member stiffness matrix for the nonlinear analysis of three-dimensional frames. Examples are included which discuss the differences between the analytical and numerical solutions.
Shams, Mohammad Hassan, "Three-dimensional beam-columns" (1992). Theses. 2342.