Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2021 SSRC Annual Stability Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the AISC North American Steel Construction Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, April 13-16, 2021.
A new paper, which documents an extensive experimental program that was conducted to characterize the nonlinear response of bolted steel angles, is now available online:
Beland, T., Bradley, C.R., Nelson, J., Sizemore, J.G., Davaran, A., Tremblay, R., Hines, E.M. and Fahnestock, L.A. “Experimental parametric characterization of bolted angle connection behavior,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, August 2020, 146 (8): 04020160. dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002662
A new paper on full-scale testing of steel gravity connections is now available online:
Beland, T., Tremblay, R., Hines, E.M. and Fahnestock, L.A. “Rotational Capacity of Bolted Double-Web-Angle Beam-Column Gravity Connections through Full-Scale Experimental Testing,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, July 2020, 146 (7): 04020111. dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002661
Although the 2020 Structural Stability Research Council Annual Meeting / Stability Conference was canceled, SSRC is pleased to announce the annual awards. Congratulations to all winners!
Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSRC Annual Stability Conference and the 2020 Illinois Structural Engineering Conference are canceled. Stay safe everyone!
Congratulations to Thierry Beland for successfully defending his PhD dissertation at Polytechnique Montreal in December! Thierry’s research, “Improving the Seismic Robustness of Conventional Construction Concentrically Braced Steel Frames by Mobilizing the Gravity Load Framing System,” was conducted under the direction of Robert Tremblay (supervisor) and Larry Fahnestock (co-supervisor). As part of his graduate studies, Thierry was a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois in 2015. Thierry is currently working as a structural engineer for WSP.
Larry Fahnestock and Zhuoqi Tao attended the 3rd NHERI-NIED/E-Defense Research Collaboration Meeting in Miki, Japan, along with collaborators from Lehigh University and Oregon State University. The research team for the new NSF-funded project “Frame-Spine System with Force-Limiting Connections for Low-Damage Seismic Resilient Buildings” observed shake table testing of a reinforced concrete building, participated in discussions with researchers from other projects and planned for shake table testing that will be conducted at E-Defense in 2020.
Congratulations to Aradhana Agarwal on passing her PhD preliminary exam! Aradhana is studying seismic behavior, design and performance of multi-tiered braced frames as part of a project sponsored by AISC. Best wishes to Aradhana as she continues her research!