special moment frame


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special moment frame

A frame whose members and joints are able to resist flexural forces as well as axial forces.
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For a study of the performance during seismic events of deep slender column sections within a steel special moment frame structure (where beams, columns and beam-column connections are designed to be more earthquake resilient).
According to conducted studies, column- tree connections with short, non-prismatic beam with stiffening, and H section column provide AISC 2005 procedure requirements on ductility and moment strength for special moment frames.
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