A New Alternative in Steel Construction—Partially Restrained Connections

by Robert F. Lorenz, AISC, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Connection Flexibility and Steel Frames


Lack of formal training in methods as well as the lack of specific guidelines have limited the understanding and utilization of semi-rigid connection technology. A renewed interest in the topic along with the pending introduction of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification and the potential availability of computer-based reliability checks on stability should help to continue this interest.

Subject Headings: Load and resistance factor design | Steel | Steel frames | Steel structures | Computer aided design | Structural stability | Rigid frames | Steel construction

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