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Semi-Rigid Sliding Hinge Joint

The Sliding Hinge Joint (SHJ) is a new semi-rigid joint system developed for moment resisting steel frames.

21 December 2020

The Sliding Hinge Joint (SHJ) is a new semi-rigid joint system developed for moment resisting steel frames. It has the ability to remain rigid under in-service conditions or ultimate state wind loading, and to rotate under severe earthquake loadings, returning to the rigid state when the severe earthquake stops. The joint is designed and detailed such that there is negligible damage to the frame or slabs. The joint has a similar cost to conventional construction.

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Kevin Cowie