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This study contributes to the knowledge of the behaviour of steel structures in seismic zones. It presents all the available data and indicates which studies are necessary in the future in order to push the possibilities of steel structures. The study is divided into three main parts. The first collects references on the subject together with a short comment on each paper. The second concerns the assessment of strength and ductility of steel members and connections under cyclic loads. In the last part a method for the behaviour factor q is proposed, and some results for simple structures are presented.

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Authors: EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR CONSTRUCTIONAL STEELWORK, European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12091 EN (1989) 195 pp.
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Record Number: 198910259 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en