sway frame

sway frame

[′swā ‚frām]
(civil engineering)
A unit in the system of members of a bridge that provides bracing against side sway; consists of two diagonals, the verticals, the floor beam, and the bottom strut.
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Two loading cases of precast reinforced concrete and composite steel-concrete continuous and sway frame beams as propped and unpropped members are considered.
The bending moments of sway frame beams (Fig 2) and their redistributions are closely related to lateral wind loads.
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