Effect of fire and fire following an earthquake on steel reduced beam section moment connections
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The main objective of this research is to investigate the behavior of steel frames with reduced beam sections (RBS) during a fire as well as during the combined events of fire following an earthquake (FFE). Historical events and recent disasters have clearly demonstrated that the occurrence of these two events (fire and FFE) within steel framed buildings represents a probable scenario that warrants further investigation. Accurate analytical evaluation of the structural behavior of steel buildings under fire, and to a lesser extent an earthquake, is difficult due to the many complex and uncertain ...