Continuing Education

How do HSS Fit into the Seismic Design World? [C5]

Engineers often have an interest in using hollow structural sections (HSS) in the design of buildings in seismic regions due to their beneficial properties, but do not necessarily know how to best utilize them. Gaining an understanding of where HSS can fit into the seismic design world and how to properly connect them for seismic loads will facilitate their use in future projects. This will be accomplished through an overview of the current state of seismic connections with HSS, consideration of HSS braced frame connections, discussion of rigid wide flange beam connections to HSS columns, and on-going research into HSS-to-HSS moment connections.

Intended Audience: Engineers
Track: Connections

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Jason McCormick, PhD

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