Cyclic Behavior of DuraFuse Frames Moment Connections

Abstract Most special moment frames (SMF) rely on beam yielding to reach drifts of 0.04 rad and beyond. In contrast, DuraFuse Frames (DFF) incorporate a fuse plate that acts as the yielding element. Nine full-scale DFF specimens were tested using AISC 341 (2016b), Seismic Provisions for Structural Buildings, Chapter K, to prequalify the DFF [...]