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Difference Between Braced Frame and Moment Resisting frame

Both, braced frame and moment resisting frame are used in the construction of structures which are subjected to lateral loads such as wind and seismic forces. This is particularly obvious for very tall structures where the lateral forces ...

What are Common Fire Protection Systems for Steel Structures?

Steel structure fire protection systems are designated to protect the structure from fire for a specified amount of time. Various fire protection systems are available to be used. Fire protection systems are specified by designers.In this article, different steel structure ...

What are Types of Bracing Systems Used in Multi-Storey Steel Structures?

There are different types of bracing systems commonly used in multi-storey steel structures between orthogonally arranged beams and columns to transfer horizontal forces imposed on the structure.Different bracing systems used in the construction of multistory steel structures are discussed in ...

How to Choose Economical Steel Frames for Buildings and Structures?

There are various structural steel frame systems from which designers can choose the most economical type for specific building. The complexity and economy of each frame system is different.This article would provide guidance regarding economical choice of structural steel frame ...

Types of Steel Beam Connections and their Details

There are various types of steel beam connections used in structures. Steel beam connections are categorized into two groups namely framed and seated connections.In the framed steel beam connections, the beam is connected to the supporting steel element through fittings ...

Typical Joint Detailing of Steel Hollow Sections -Types of Joints

Typical Joint Detailing of Steel Hollow Sections Detailing of joints in steel structure is as much important as detailing of main structural members. Ultimately loads from structures are transferred to different structural members through joints.So, a good detailing of joints in ...