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Simple terms:


Build a FE model of a structure.

Apply a unit lateral load to a structure.

Increase this load until some member fails (brace, column, beam, whatever).

Modify the model by removing or altering the failed piece to mimic what will theoretically happen, which re-distributes the load to other members.

Continue increasing the load and altering the model until you get a progressive collapse.



Jason Kilgore

Leigh & O'Kane, LLC

Kansas City, Missouri

From: Carlos Avila [mailto:cavila67(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 6:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Pushover


Dear Friends.

Would you please explain me in simple words, what is the meaning of Pushover analysis?

Many thanks in advance.



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