Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Related Articles


Discontinuous Special Moment Frame?

Discontinuous Special Moment Frame?

Discontinuous Special Moment Frame?

Please see the attached moment frame elevation.  ASCE 7-05 Paragraph requires that a special moment frame be CONTINUOUS to the foundation.  Does this frame meet the requirement, even though several beams at Level 3 will be simply-supported gravity beams?

In case you're wondering why anyone would ever design a frame like this:  We have a 2-story space which precludes the use of SMF detailing along the 4 interior bays at Level 3, and we have to meet AT/FP alternate path requirements.

I'm inclined to think the frame is continuous, albeit with three double-high columns at the interior.  Any thoughts?


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close