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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.

 

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Jason Kilgore

Leigh & O'Kane, LLC

Kansas City, Missouri


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

 

Dear Friends.

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

Many thanks in advance.

 

Carlos


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