RESTON, Va. – ASCE’s newest publication, Composite Special Moment Frames: Wide Flange Beam to Concrete-Filled Steel Column Connections provides a state-of-the-art overview for designing connections for composite special moment frames (C-SMFs). This book focuses on beam-to-column moment connections for both continuous beam and continuous column connections, and C-SMFs with rectangular or circular concrete-filled tube (CFT) columns.

Prepared by the Composite Construction Committee of the Metals Technical Administrative Committee the book provides an experimental database of 165 tests conducted on beam-to-column connections for C-SMFs, design equations, and examples for estimating the panel zone shear strength of double split-tee.

This book will be a valuable resource enabling structural engineers to design composite frames more efficiently.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins,; phone 703-295-6266.

You can browse books, learn more about structural engineering, and network at SEI Structures Congress, March 10-13, 2021, Seattle, WA #Structures21, the Premier Event in Structural Engineering.


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