Design of Connections

  • L. Calado
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 420)


The use of steel connections is inherent of every structural steel building, whether it is of one story or one hundred stories. Therefore, the beam-to-column connection, because of its importance to all construction, is significant both economically and structurally. Savings in connection costs as well as improved connection quality has an impact on all types of buildings. Because of the repetitive nature of the connections, even minor material or labour savings in one connection is compounded and expanded throughout the entire building. It is important, then, for a design engineer to understand the behaviour of the connection, not only from the point-of-view of the connection as a structural element, but also from the point-of-view of the connection as a part of the complete structural system.


Damage Accumulation Plastic Hinge Cyclic Behaviour Moment Capacity Panel Zone 
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  • L. Calado
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  1. 1.Instituto Superior TècnicoLisbonPortugal

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