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Analysis Methods for Buildings Frames

Building frames can be analyzed by various methods such as force method, displacement method, and approximate method. The method of analysis to adopt depends upon the types of frame, its configuration (portal bay or multi-bay) in multi-storied frame ...

Approximate Lateral Load Analysis by Portal Method

The portal method is an approximate analysis used for analyzing building frames subjected to lateral loading such as the one shown in Fig.1. This method is more appropriate for low rise buildings with uniform framing.