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The paper presents the development in design methodology of steel structures under strong earthquakes, where the ductility design plays a leader role. The factors influencing this ductility are included in design: effects of strain-rate for near-field earthquakes and accumulation of plastic rotations for far-field earthquakes, ultimate limit state due to plastic deformations or to ductile or brittle fracture.

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Authors: GIONCU V, Department of Architecture, University �Politechnica� Timisoar (RO)
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in "Improvement of buildings' structural quality by new technologies": Proceedings of the international seminar, Lisbon, 19 and 20 April 2002. EUR 20728. pp.99-111. Euro: 35
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20728-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL: Most papers are also available on COST C12 website at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5684-1
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