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).
The preliminary beam and column sections of a PTTC frame are proportioned similar to a special moment frame (ignoring PTED characteristics) [4].
Evaluating seismic behavior of beam I -to-box column connections in special moment frames:
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