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This report describes the design calculations for a three-storey one-bay steel moment-resisting frame. In the design process the actual design specification of EC3 and EC8 (the relevant Eurocodes for steel and aseismic construction) were used. The steel frame structure was assumed to be in a European region of high seismic activity. The steel frame structure has been designed for service and horizontal earthquake loads according to EC8. Mode shapes of the structure and associated fundamental period of vibration, as well as the internal force distribution of the structure, were determined using the computer program SAP80. Beam-to-column joints and connections were assumed to be rigid for design purposes. Following the European recommendations for semi-rigid connections, welded unstiffened beam-to-column joints and connections were fabricated. The flexibility introduced was expected to influence the frame's earthquake response. The steel frame's seismic behaviour has been studied thoroughly. In parallel to the testing procedure a continuous check of the implemented pseudo-dynamic testing method has been performed.

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Authors: KAKALIAGOS A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15103 EN (1993) 61 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199511402 / Last updated on: 1995-10-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en