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Safety margin between characteristic . BS EN 10025 nominal yield stress level 80 0 20 40 60 80 flange thickness (mm) flange thickness (mm) Fig. 2 Mill test vs. 05 for sections. It was further assumed by Sedlacek et al that the nominal yield stress equates to the characteristic value. 09 x nominal yield stress. 07 VARIABILITY OF G E O M E T R Y Once again the calibration assumption (Sedlacek, Spangemacher and Hensen 1989) would appear to have been based on a re-examination of the data of Alpsten.

This approach greatly reduces the number of elements required for accurate modelling of the nonlinear structural response. A lumped plasticity approach coupled with the concept of the yield surface in force space is adopted (Kitipornchai et al. 1991) for modelling the material nonlinearity. The formex algebra approach (Nooshin 1984) is used for automatic generation of data necessary for the analysis for transmission towers. The proposed numerical simulation method is used for analysing full-scale transmission towers tested in Australia under different loading conditions.

With the advent of new building techniques and constructional materials, it was realized that space frames frequently provide the fight answer. In the past three decades, space frames have found wide application as roofing system in China. One of the advantages of space frame is its flexibility in layout which can provide varieties of configuration. This is especially true for those long span or large column grid structure with special requirements in form or function. Strictly speaking, skeleton space structures consisting of pin-connected bars are called 'space trusses', whereas the term 'space frame' is applied to space structures with rigid joints.

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