Welded steel Moment-Resisting Frames (MRFs) were long considered as one the most earthquake-resistant types of structures. Recently, the idea of applying the post-tensioning technology to achieve moment resistant structural systems has been investigated at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1996, moment-resisting connections using post-tensioning concepts have been developed and tested for precast concrete beam-to-column connections, and concrete shear walls.
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post-tensioned steel, welded steel moment resisting frame, steel, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Post-tensioned Steel Structure" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 88.