Some Unresolved Issues in Seismic Steel Codes

by Egor P. Popov, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,
Kazuhiko Kasai, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,
Michael D. Engelhardt, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract:

In the latest revisions of the three major U.S. seismic codes (AISC, NEHRP, UBC) some requirements can be questioned because of limited knowledge. Confining attention to conventional kinds of steel framing, some of the unresolved or questionable issues are discussed in this paper.



Subject Headings: Steel structures | Seismic design | Earthquake resistant structures | Steel columns | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic tests | Steel frames | Lateral loads

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