Unformatted text preview: reports. First, LZA concluded that the collapse was the effect of inadequate bracing in the top cord. Second, Loomis and Loomis, Inc. summarized that torsional buckling of the compression members was the cause of the failure. Thus, this article will reanalyze the case on the basis of Steel Construction Manual (AISC 2005) and tries to provide the in-depth discussion about which limit sate the space frame roof was controlled and will include the different mode of failure of the roof between original design assumption and actual design condition....
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- Spring '08
- Structural Engineering, Hartford Coliseum, space truss roof, space truss roofs, year life time, Loomis, Inc.