Moment-resisting joints in high-strength steel: areas for improvement in design standards

Ana M.Girão Coelho*, Frans Bijlaard

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In Memoriam of Prof. Dr. Bernt Johansson. European standard EN 1993 does not permit the design of joints made from steel with a yield stress > 460 MPa using the principles of semi-continuous/partially restrained construction, and will remain forbidden in its current revision within the scope of the CEN/2014-02 programme for the evolution of the structural Eurocodes. The findings of a comprehensive research programme on the non-linear behaviour of moment-resisting joints with components made from high-strength steel grades (yield stresses of 690 and 960 MPa) carried out at Delft University of Technology are summarized in this paper and used to reappraise these restrictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-305
Number of pages12
JournalSteel Construction
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • ductility
  • end plate connections
  • Eurocode 3
  • high strength steel
  • Miscellaneous
  • resistance
  • rotation capacity
  • Steel buildings
  • stiffness
  • T-stub
  • web in compression
  • web shear panel


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