Survey of deflection limits for portal frames in Australia

Woolcock, ST and Kitipornchai, S (1987) Survey of deflection limits for portal frames in Australia. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 7 6: 399-417. doi:10.1016/0143-974X(87)90038-1

Author Woolcock, ST
Kitipornchai, S
Title Survey of deflection limits for portal frames in Australia
Journal name Journal of Constructional Steel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-974X
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0143-974X(87)90038-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Issue 6
Start page 399
End page 417
Total pages 19
Language eng
Subject 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
2500 Materials Science
Abstract The design of portal frames can often be governed by deflection limits and it is therefore important that any deflection limits be realistic. Most current codes of practice do not provide mandatory deflection limits, preferring instead to leave them to the judgement of the designer. The authors, through the Australian Institute of Steel Construction, have recently conducted a survey among practising engineers of deflection limits for industrial buildings. Although the results of the survey have been reported, it is thought that the results will be of interest to international readers, and so the findings are presented in this paper. The results of the survey show some diversity of opinion among designers. Nevertheless, recommendations for deflection limits are made.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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