Closed-form expressions for lateral deflection of rigid frames

Walid Aboumoussa, Magued Iskander

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Determining the magnitude of the lateral deflection of the building frame of low-rise rigidly framed structures, due to external loads, is needed in order to meet appropriate serviceability and design code requirements. In this chapter, a simplified rational closed form analytical expression is formulated for calculating the lateral deflection of low rise rigidly framed structures subjected to different lateral force distributions varying with the height of the frame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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