According to the different designs of steel frames the connections can be characterized by different elastic, plastic and ductile behaviors. The most well-known connection type is the end-plate, bolted connection when a beam connected to the strong axis of a column. The design and analysis of this type of connection is discussed in detail in the EC3 Standard (1.8). On the other hand in the case of steel frames it is a common solution to connect a beam to the weak axis of a column or 3D connections and unfortunately current design standards do not contain solutions for these cases.During the current research project the elastic, plastic and ductile behaviour of beams connected to the strong and weak axis of columns have been investigated. The experimental program have investigated three connections: Type A is a connection without column web stiffeners, Type B is a connection with column web stiffeners and Type C is a connection using U beams to connect beams to the column.
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