# ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL PLAIN FRAMES

## ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL FRAMES

### THEORY

#### Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub-module unit the trainee should be able to:

1. Identify different types of plain frames
2. Determine the magnitude and direction of the forces in plain frames
3. Identify the methods for determination of forces in frames

### Content

• Types of frames

-lattice -warren -cantilevers

• Magnitude and direction

-forces -struts -tie

• Methods

-graphical -tension coefficient -sections -joint resolution

### PRACTICE

#### Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub-module unit the trainee should be able to:

1. analyze member forces in the frames
2. identify ties and struts
3. calculate the forces in frames

### Content

• Types of frames

-Lattice

-Warren

-Cantilevers

• Methods of analyzing forces in frames

-method of joint resolution

-method of sections

-method of tension coefficient types

-graphical methods

• Calculation of forces

-vertical

-inclined

-horizontal

Competences

Ability to:

• Calculate member forces
• Determine struts and ties

Suggested Teaching/Learning Activities • Demonstrations • Realia

• Materials

### Suggested Assessment Methods

• Practical exercises