Testing of steel ductile frame joints

M. D. Engelhardt, T. A. Sabol, Riyad S Aboutaha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


A short term research and test program was conducted in response to damage observed at a large number of welded steel moment frame joints in the Northridge Earthquake. This program investigated several changes to joint welding and design procedures, intended to improve earthquake response of the joints. Preliminary results of this program suggest that reinforcing the connection to reduce stress at the beam flange groove welds, combined with careful attention to welding can significantly enhance joint performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress - Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 13th Structures Congress. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 3 1995Apr 5 1995


OtherProceedings of the 13th Structures Congress. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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