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8-Bolted Stiffened End Plate for SMF Based on AISC 341-05, 358-05, 360-05 & FAMA-350 2

8-Bolted Stiffened End Plate for SMF Based on AISC 341-05, 358-05, 360-05 & FAMA-350

The eight bolt stiffened (8ES) EEP connection is one of the prequalified moment connections in the AISC 358 standard for special moment frames (SMFs) in seismic regions. In this connection, a stiffener plate is welded between the end plate and the beam flanges to strengthen the extended portion of the end plate.

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