The recent disasters from earthquakes in Northridge, California and Kobe, Japan, demands a structural design that will provide integrity of the structure and protection of the investment against seismic activity. Charles Pankow builders developed a new frame that absorbs seismic energy independent of the integrity of the structural members and that delivers superior post elastic response. The Precast Hybrid Moment Resisting Frame (PHMRF) involves a column/beam connection utilizing both elastic and inelastic action at the joint for Precast Moment Resistant Frames.
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Structural Connection Technologies
moment resistant frame, precast, phmrf, structural joint, connection technology
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Precast Hybrid Moment Resistant Frames" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 96.