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The main objectives of the COST C1 project can be summarized as:

- collection and inventory of technological systems
- performing experiments with joints for each of the material types
- organizing a database collection of experimental joint results
- performing numerical simulations in order to check the availability of commercial software packages to model joint behaviour
- proposing analytical models in view of simplified approaches
- proposing classification systems for practical purposes
- studying joint behaviour for seismic loading
- lastly, recommending practical design methods for the practise.

At the start of the action the level of understanding was quite different between the materials. Those working on steel joints had the most advanced technologies, and so one of the functions of the action was to transfer this technology to those working with other materials.

In 1999, twenty-three countries participated in the COST C1 action, and 125 individual projects have been completed or will be soon. In this final report there is a summary of what the action achieved and what will be needed for semi-rigid behaviour to be the preferred design approach in the next millennium. millennium.

Additional information

Authors: COLSON A ET AL, European Commission, Directorate-General Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19244 EN (2000) 133 pp., EUR 17.50
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9018-X
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