Title page for ETD etd-21719261973560

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Migliozzi, Joseph P.
URN etd-21719261973560
Title Feasibility Study of Partially Restrained Connections
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Easterling, William Samuel Committee Chair
Barker, Richard M. Committee Co-Chair
Murray, Thomas M. Committee Co-Chair
  • none
Date of Defense 1997-02-10
Availability unrestricted

In recent years the idea of using partially

restrained connections in building structures

has become more practical and economical.

Partially restrained connections resist moment

and also allow rotation, therefore distributing

the moments and stresses more evenly

throughout the element. Combining this idea

with steel joists, which are also quite common

in construction, makes for shallower story

heights and lower steel weights. This initial

study analyzes partially restrained

connections for both hot rolled shapes and

steel joists using non-composite and

composite construction. The designs are than

compared with respect to complexity,

practicality, serviceability and economics.

The results of this study show that partially

restrained joist connections are economically

superior to comparable hot rolled member


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