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Table 6 Concept of “mean rotation”

From: An overview of the plastic-hinge analysis of 3D steel frames

  1. yk is a web plan vector of the member which is perpendicular to the member axis
  2. yI and yJ are the vectors at the nodes I and J respectively and parallel to yk
  3. ϕ I and ϕ I are the rotations of the vectors yI and yJ (see Table 6)
  4. Assumption of the mean rotation: ϕ k=(ϕ I + ϕ J)/2