This is the first session in a two part series intended to review steel connection philosophy, methodology, and mechanisms. The two sessions included discussion of various types of Moment and Braced connections, how they should be considered, and a number of design issues related to each. Design examples were the focus of the second session.
Items covered in the two sessions included:
Seismic Design Overview
-Seismic Design Factors
-Deflections and Story Drift
General Connection Design Considerations
System Specific Example Problems
-Specific Concentric Braced Frame
-Special Moment Frame – Reduced Beam Section
AISC Seismic Design Manual, 1st Edition
-Example 3.6, 3.10, 3.11 (SCBF)
-Example 4.11 (SMF RBS)
-Example 4.12 (Column Splice – All Systems)
-Example 4.13 (Column Splice)
Session Length: 1.0 hour
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