Steel frame stress reduction connection

  • US 7,047,695 B2
  • Filed: 05/02/2001
  • Issued: 05/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A steel framework comprising:

  • a steel column having a first flange, a second flange, and a web therebetween;

    a steel beam having a lower flange, an upper flange, and a web therebetween;

    the beam being welded orthogonal to the first flange of the column; and

    a separation of the beam flange from the beam web equal to or greater than 3.0 times the beam flange thickness in length in the beam positioned adjacent to the lower flange of the beam and adjacent to the first flange of the column.

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