A New Alternative in Steel Construction—Partially Restrained Connectionsby Robert F. Lorenz, AISC, Chicago, IL, USA,
Abstract: 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 | Computer aided design | Steel frames | Steel structures | Structural stability | Rigid frames | Training
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