Federal Emergency Management Agency

Background Reports: Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Welding, Moment Connections and Frame System Behavior

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In response to structural concerns raised in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake of 1994, FEMA entered into a cooperative agreement with the SAC Joint Venture to perform a problem-focused study of the seismic performance of welded steel moment connections and to develop interim recommendations for professional practice.
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Background Reports: Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Welding, Moment Connections and Frame System Behavior
March 1, 1997
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