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Projects : Task Order 17


Seismic Behavior and Design of Deep, Slender Wide-Flange Structural Steel Beam-Column Members: Phase I

The primary objective of this task is to develop a comprehensive long-range program plan to research the seismic behavior of deep, slender wide-flange structural steel beam-columns in steel frames.  Research studies shall concentrate on member-level and system-level performance and consist of both experimental and analytical studies.  This document represents the first phase of work required to provide nationally accepted guidelines for designing and assessing the seismic performance of wide-flange beam columns in steel frames.

The Task Order 17 project will be conducted over a 12-month period, concluding on September 19, 2011.

Project Director: Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, California

Project Technical Committee:

• Charles Carter, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, Illinois

• Jerry Hajjar, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

• Dimitrios Lignos, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

• Charles Roeder, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

• Mark Saunders, Rutherford and Chekene, San Francisco, California

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