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L L ð1:17Þ Then, ΔL ¼ Lε ¼ L F AE ð1:18Þ We refer to the movement due to strain as the displacement and denote it by u. It follows that ΔL is equal to u. 18) as L u¼ F ð1:19Þ AE Strains are generally referred to as deformations since they relate to a change in shape. This example illustrates that displacements are a consequence of deformations which are due to forces. Note that deformations are dimensionless quantities whereas displacements have geometric units such as either length (translation) or angle (rotation).
Buckling is a phenomenon associated with long slender members subjected to compressive loading [3, 4]. We illustrate this behavior using the member shown in Fig. 7a. As the axial loading is increased, the member remains straight until a critical load value is reached. At this point, the member adopts a deﬂected conﬁguration (Fig. 7b) with the load remaining constant. The member force remains essentially constant as the end deﬂection, e, is increased (Fig. 7c). This load deﬂection behavior is similar to inelastic action in the sense that the member experiences a large deﬂection with essentially no increase in load.
Performance-based design  is an alternate design paradigm that addresses these issues. The approach takes as its primary objective the satisfaction of motion-related design requirements such as restrictions on displacement and acceleration and seeks the optimal deployment of material stiffness and motion control devices to achieve these design targets as well as satisfy the constraints on strength. Limit state design can be interpreted as a form of performance-based design, where the structure is allowed to experience a speciﬁc amount of inelastic deformation under the extreme loading.