Earthquake design and performance of steel structures

  • H. Krawinkler Stanford University, Stanford, USA


The 1994 Northridge earthquake has shown that steel structures may experience local failure modes that have not been observed in earlier earthquakes. The attention of the public and the engineering community has been drawn particularly to frequently observed fractures at welded beam-to-column connections. The local failures have raised design and research issues that have become the focus of extensive professional and research efforts directed towards improvement of the performance of steel structures in future earthquakes.


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How to Cite
Krawinkler, H. (1996). Earthquake design and performance of steel structures. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 29(4), 229-241.