01.20.15: AISC TR Higgins lecture: Statics, Strength, Ductility, and the Uniform Force Method
Larry S. Muir was awarded the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award based on his paper “Designing Compact Gussets with the Uniform Force Method,” which generalized the Uniform Force Method and provided the first published derivation of the method. His lecture will use this topic as a starting point to explore more generally the use of the lower bound theorem of plastic analysis. Simple examples will illustrate the benefits and limitations of this powerful but often overlooked tool.
Larry S. Muir is Director of Technical Assistance for the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Steel Solutions Center. Larry has been involved with structural steel in one form or another for over 20 years. After a brief time with an engineering office doing main member design and receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he went to work for Cives Steel Company, where over the course of 12 years he participated in the design and fabrication of numerous large-scale projects, including high-rises, stadiums, and power plants. He then provided consulting services to fabricators, erectors, engineers, and the AISC Steel Solutions Center.
Larry is a member of both the AISC Specification and Manuals Committees and a member of the SEI Committee on the Design of Steel Building Structures. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers, articles, seminars and book chapters on connection design and steel fabrication.
This event will take place at the Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Registration opens at 5:45pm.
Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.
1.5 PDH Credits
Advanced registration closes at noon the day before the event.
PDH Credits: 1.5 |