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The proposed research aims to demonstrate the performance of effective, non-proprietary moment connections for wide-flange (W-) beams to rectangular hollow section (RHS) columns in limited-ductility (Type LD) moment resisting frames (MRFs) that are easy and cost-effective to fabricate, handle, and erect. Two W-beam-to-RHS column moment connection prototypes will be developed and tested, in duplicate, at full-scale. It is anticipated that testing will demonstrate the W-beam-to-RHS column prototype connections conform with the Canadian steel design code. As a result, this research will provide economical new options for connecting W-beams to RHS columns in Type LD MRFs, which will benefit designers.
Engineering - civil
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