Research

Research Library

The following is a list of all research projects AISC is involved in. Click on the title of each column to sort it and click on any title to learn more about that project.

* denotes a Milek Fellowship Award project

Report Title Primary Investigator(s) Institution Year AISC Report No.
General Loading of Semi-Rigid Connections Deryl Lee Earsom Washington University 1987 2091
Seismic Strength of Moment End-Plate Connections with Attached Concrete Slab Thomas Murray Virginia Tech 2009 3279
Strength Prediction Method for Shear Studs and Resistance Factor for Composite Beams W. Samuel Easterling & Thomas M. Murray Virginia Tech 2000 3252
Behavior and Modeling of a Reinforced Concrete Slab as Part of a Partially Restrained Composite Beam- Girder Connection W. Samuel Easterling Virginia Tech 1996 3027
Behavior and Modeling of Mild and Reinforcing Steel W. Samuel Easterling Virginia Tech 1996 3026
Behavior and Modeling of Partially Restrained Composite Beam-Girder Connections W. Samuel Easterling Virginia Tech 1996 3031
Behavior and Modeling of a Single Bolt Lap Plate Connection W. Samuel Easterling Virginia Tech 1996 3029
Behavior and Modeling of a Single Plate Bearing on a Single Bolt W. Samuel Easterling Virginia Tech 1996 3028
Innovative Floor Systems for Steel Framed Buildings Thomas M. Murray Virginia Tech 1990 1455
Hybrid Steel Frames Finley Charney Virginia Tech 2013 --
Evaluation of the Effect of Boat-Shaped Welds and Pneumatic Power Actuated Fasteners on the Seismic Behavior of Moment Frames Matthew Eatherton Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2015 --
Structural Tests of Large Pin-Connected Links G.T. Blake US Steel Research 1981 1033
Design of Extended Shear Tabs Donald Sherman and Al Ghorbanpoor University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2002 3095
Testing and Design of Extended Shear Tabs Donald R. Sherman and Al Ghorbanpoor University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2000 3039
The Effect of Shear Tab Connections on Tubular Column Strength Stephen Michael Herlache University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 1989 1420
Updating Standard Shape Material Properties Database for Design and Reliability F.M. Bartlett and R.J. Dexter University of Western Ontario and University of Minnesota 2001 3062
Effective Throat for Flare Bevel and Flare Groove Welds J.A. Packer and G.S. Frater University of Toronto 2003 3177
Beam Web Connections with Coped Top Flanges Harrison J. Wilson University of Toronto 1980 3256
Weld Design for Rectangular HSS Overlapped K- Connections Jeffrey Packer University of Toronto 2014 --
Bracing for Stability Joseph A. Yura and Todd A. Helwig University of Texas, Austin University of Houston 1995 3305
Design of Moment Connections for Composite Framed Structures James A. Yura, James O. Jirsa and Gregory E. Deierlein University of Texas, Austin 1988 1278
Moment Connections Between Steel Beams and Concrete Columns James A. Yura, James O. Jirsa, and Tauqir M. Sheikh University of Texas, Austin 1987 1279
Strength and Behavior of Double-Tee Tubular Joints in Tension Joseph A. Yura University of Texas, Austin 1986 1154
Tests of Bolted Shear Web Connections Bert G. Shelton and Joseph A. Yura University of Texas, Austin 1981 989
The Behavior and Analysis of Double Row Bolted Shear Web Connections J.M. Ricles and J.A. Yura University of Texas, Austin 1980 973
Experiments on the Impact of Higher Strength Steel on Local Buckling and Overstrength of Links in EBFs Michael Engelhardt University of Texas at Austin 2001 3204
Determination of Column Fixity at Column Bases Donald D. Cannon, Jr. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1984 1106
Steel Beam to Box Column Connections James C. Anderson University of Southern California 1991 1399
A Procedure for the Preliminary Design of Building Structures with Semi-Rigid Beam-Column Connections Pollyana Stier-Kimney University of South Carolina 1984 1069
Steel Beam to Column Connections D. A. Nethercot University of Sheffield 1984 1084
Effects of Slab Post-Tensioning on Supporting Steel Beams Kent Harries University of Pittsburgh 2007 3276
Analytical and Experimental Investigation of the Extended Stiffened Moment End-Plate Connection with Four Bolts at the Beam Tension Flange Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl Thomas M. Murray University of Oklahoma 1985 1360
Unification of Flush End-Plate Design Procedures Anant R. Kukreti and Thomas M. Murray University of Oklahoma 1985 1733
Finite Element Analysis of Two-Tension Bolt Flush End-Plate Connections Anant R. Kukreti and Thomas M. Murray University of Oklahoma 1984 1054
Column Web and Flange Strength at End-Plate Connections Thomas M. Murray University of Oklahoma 1983 1247
Development of Connection Detail for Connecting Steel Beams to Composite Columns Atorod Azizinamini University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1992 1460
Synthesis of Design, Testing and Analysis Research on Steel Column Base Plate Connections in High-Seismic Zones Jerome Hajjar and Robert Dexter University of Minnesota 2005 3273
Column Stiffener Detailing and Panel Zone Behavior of Steel Moment Frame Connections Daeyong Lee University of Minnesota 2002 3179
Strength and Stiffness of Semi-Composite Connections Douglas ammerman and Roberto Leon University of Minnesota 1985 1135
Performance-Based Plastic Design of Earthquake Resistant Concentrically Braced Steel Frames Subhash Goel University of Michigan 2010 3281
Performance-Based Seismic Design of EBF Using Target Drift and Yield Mechanism as Performance Criteria Subhash Goel University of Michigan 2005 3213
Effect of Stitch Spacing on the Cyclic Behavior of Built-Up Bracing Members Subhash C. Goel University of Michigan 1987 1239
Load and Resistance Factor Design of Steel Structures for Fatigue Charles S. Nolan and Pedro Albrecht University of Maryland 1983 1035
Behavior of Webs of Rolled Sections Under In-Plane Compressive Loads Mohamed Elgaaly University of Maine 1990 1511
The Behavior of Trusses with Eccentric Joints Carl E. Kurt University of Kansas 1990 1406
Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of the Seismic Behavior of Multitier Concentrically Braced Frames C.D. Stoakes, L.A. Fahnestock University of Iowa, University of Illinois 2014 --
Behavior of Bolted Steel Slip-Critical Connections with Fillers Jerome F. Hajjer University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2008 3240
Lateral Buckling of Short I-Beams Under Cyclic Loading Keith D. Hjelmstad University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1990 1422
Optimal Design of Framed Structures Under Multiple Loading Conditions Based on a Stability Criterion Keith D. Hjelmstad University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1989 1404
Towards Systems Behavior Factors for Composite Frames: Experimental and Analytical Studies Jerome Hajjar and Roberto Leon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech 2011 3282
Design of All-Bolted Extended Double Angle, Single Angle, and Tee Shear Connections Perry Green and Thomas Sputo University of Florida 2005 3218
Stiffened Seated Connections to Column Webs Duane S. Ellifritt University of Florida 1994 1482
Effects of Variable Pretension on Bolted Connection Behavior James Swanson University of Cincinnati 2002 3175
Load and Resistance Factor Design Methodology Shayne O. Manning University of Cincinnati 1988 1378
Cyclic Testing of Bolted Flange Plate Steel Moment Connections for Special Moment Frames Chia-Ming Uang University of California, San Diego 2007 3245
Cyclic Behavior of Steel Columns with Combined High Axial Load and Drift Demand Chia-Ming Uang University of California, San Diego 2006 3245
Development of Testing Protocol for Short Links with Eccentrically Braced Frames Paul Richards University of California, San Diego 2003 3186
Effect of the Straightening Method on the Cyclic Behavior of k Area in Steel Rolled Shapes Chia-Ming Uang and Brandon Chi University of California, San Diego 2001 3071
Experimental Verification of a Procedure for SMF Continuity Plate Weld Design Chia-Ming Uang University of California, San Diego 2017 --
Strength and Ductility of Welded Joints Subjected to Out-of-Plane Bending Amit Kavinde and Gilbert Gronde University of California, Davis and University of Alberta 2008 3237
Shear Transfer in Exposed Column Base Plates Phase I Amit Kavinde and Gregory Deierlein University of California, Davis and Stanford University 2009 3278
Tensile Strength of Embedded Anchor Groups: Tests and Strength Models Amit Kanvinde University of California, Davis 2015 --
Tensile Strength of Embedded Anchor Groups: Tests and Strength Models David Grilli, Amit Kanvinde University of California, Davis 2015 --
Progressive Collapse Resistance of Steel Building Floors Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 2001 3101
Analytical and Empirical Models of Axial Force Displacement Behavior of Steel Double Angles Mario de Stefano and Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 1990 1613
Design of Single Plate Shear Connections with Snug-Tight Bolts in Short Slotted Holes Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 1990 1415
Moment Rotation Characteristics of a Simple Steel Base Plate Connection Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 1989 1325
Analytical and Experimental Studies of Double Angle Framing Connections Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 1988 1300
Design of Single Plate Framing Connections Albolhassan Astaneh-Asl University of California, Berkeley 1988 1293
Single Plate Framing Connection Design Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1989 1655
Welded-Welded Double Framing Angle Connection Moments Marc C. LeBouton and Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1987 1295
Investigation and Analysis of Welded Framed Beam Connections Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1987 1273
Experimental and Analytical Force Deformation Curves for bolted Double Angle Connections Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1984 1096
Gusset Plate Design Utilizing Block-Shear Concepts Reidar Bjorhovde University of Arizona 1984 1072
The Analysis and Behavior of Deep Bolted Angle Connections Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1984 1057
Stress, Strain and Force Distributions in Gusset Plate Connections Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1983 1401
Strength and Behavior of Connection Elements Reidar Bjorhovde University of Arizona 1983 1400
Design of Single Plate Framing Connections with A307 Bolts Ralph M. Richard University of Arizona 1982 990
Analytical Study of Panel Zone Behavior in Beam-Column Connections Ralph M. Richard and David R. Pettijohn University of Arizona 1981 1000
Effect of Loading Angle on the Behavior of Fillet Welds Kam Deng University of Alberta 2003 3222
Strength of Transverse Fillet Welds Made with Filler Metals without Specified Toughness Gilbert Grondin University of Alberta 2002 3097
Thermo-Mechanical Modeling and Testing of Thermal Breaks in Structural Steel Point Transmittances Scott Hamel University of Alaska-Anchorage 2016 --
Cyclic Inelastic Behavior of Concrete Filled Sandwich Panel Walls Subjected to In-Plane Flexure Michel Bruneau University at Buffalo 2014 --
Modeling Reserve System Performance for Low-Ductility Braced Frames Eric Hines Tufts University 2012 --
The Effect of Repair Welds on Service Performance G. Slater The Welding Institute 1983 1032
Tension Capacity of Bolted Single Angle Shear Connection W.M. Kim Roddis The George Washington University 2010 3267
Tests to Determine Adequacy of A490 Bolts in Moment End-Plate Connections Thomas M. Murray Structural Engineers, Inc. 1988 1334
Steel Construction Process Study (Tolerances) David Ruby Ruby & Associates 2004 3205
MTR Survey of Plate Material Used in Structural Fabrication Roger Brockenbrough R.L. Brockenbrough & Associates, Inc. 2001 3075
The Effect of Profile and Root Geometry on the Strength of Fillet Welds Brian P. Quinn Purdue University 1991 1407
Behavior of Tension Butt Joints Using Bolts and Welds in Combination M.D. Bowman Purdue University 1986 1232
Examination of Resistance Factor for Load and Resistance Factor Design Criteria Hasun Jeong Pennsylvania State University 1981 1045
The Effect of Burrs on Shear Capacity of Bolted Connections Farrel J. Zwerneman Oklahoma State University 1991 1392
Progressive Collapse Analysis of an Existing Building Halil Sezen Ohio State University 2009 3280
Proposed Metric Wide-Flange Shape Series Charles G. Schilling N/a 1992 3016
Continued Research on Mechanical Property Improvements in Electroslag Welding of High Strength, Low Alloy Steel G.H. Reynolds MNSW, Inc. 1984 1056
Economic and Serviceable Seismic Systems Phase II - All-Bolted Buckling Restrained Braced Frames Patrick McManus and Jay Puckett Martin/Martin Inc. and University of Wyoming 2011 3283
Robustness in Structural Steel Framing Systems Chris Foley Marquette University 2007 3277
Framing Strategies for Robustness in Steel Buildings Gustavio Cortes, Judy Liu LeTourneau University, Purdue University 2015 --
Framing Strategies for Robustness in Steel Buildings Gustavio Cortes, Judy Liu LeTourneau University, Purdue University 2015 --