Behavior and Design of Semi-Rigid Composite Frames

by Roberto T. Leon, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA,
Douglas J. Ammerman, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials and Member Behavior


Recent advances and experimental research on the behavior of composite semi-rigid frames indicates that substantial savings can be achieved with this method of construction. The current state-of-the-art is reviewed, and results of four full-scale tests described. The tests show that semi-rigid composite frames have excellent strength, ductility, and energy dissipation characteristics.

Subject Headings: Structural behavior | Composite materials | Rigid frames | Construction methods | Composite structures | Full-scale tests | Energy dissipation | Materials characterization

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