Advanced Idealized Structural Units Considering Excessive Tension-Deformation Effects

  • Published : 1995.05.01


In this paper, three kinds of the existing idealized structural units, namely the idealized beam-column units the idealized unstiffened plate unit and the idealized stiffened plate unit are expanded to deal with the excessive tension-deformation effects. A simplified mechanical model far the stress-strain relationship of steel members under tensile load is suggested. The 1/3-scale hull model for a leander class frigate under sagging moment tested by Dow is analyzed, and it is shown that the excessive tension-deformation is a significant factor affecting the progressive collapse behavior, particularly in the post-collapse range.