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Recommended Seismic Evaluation of Welded Designs


Quiz Questions

1.What does FEMA stand for?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Functional Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Association
None of the above
2. Early steel moment frames tended to be highly redundant and nearly every beam-column joint was constructed to behave as part of the lateral-force-resisting system.
True
False
3.Frames were typically designed for lateral wind loading, employing approximate methods of frame analysis, such as the portal method or cantilever method.
True
False
4.What does AISC stand for?
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Institute for Science and Construction
American Institute for Steel and Concrete
None of the above
5.Steel moment-frame buildings are designed to resist earthquake ground shaking, based on the assumption that they are capable of extensive yielding and plastic deformation, without loss of strength.
True
False
6.Girder flange buckling can result in a significant loss of girder plastic strength, particularly when accompanied by girder web buckling.
True
False
7.Fractures in the welds of continuity plates to columns, or damage consisting of fracturing, yielding, or buckling of the continuity plates themselves may be of relatively high consequence to the structure, so long as the fracture does not extend into the column material itself.
True
False
8.What does figure 1-1 illustrate about?
(Refer Pg -4)
Typical Welded Moment-Resisting Connection Prior to 1994
Seismic evaluation
Common Zone of Fracture Initiation in Beam-Column Connection
None of the above
9.The purpose of loss evaluation is to permit estimation of a level of confidence that a structure will be able to achieve a desired performance objective (i.e., have less than a given probability of experiencing damage in excess of one or more defined limit states).
True
False
10.Vertical lines of framing in buildings with flexible diaphragms may be individually modeled, analyzed and designed as two-dimensional assemblies of components and elements, or a three-dimensional model may be used, with the diaphragms modeled as flexible elements.
True
False
11.What does AWS stand for?
American Welding Society
American Welding Sciences
American Welding for Steel
None of the above
12.Factored compressive capacity of each individual column to resist compressive axial loads shall be determined as the product of the resistance factor, f, and the nominal axial strength C of the column, which shall be determined in accordance with the AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification.
True
False
13.The Rapid Loss Estimation and Detailed Loss Estimation methods cannot be used to estimate direct economic loss related to repair of building damage resulting from the effects of ground shaking.
True
False
14.Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) at the building site. This is the geometric mean (square root of the product) of the estimated peak values in each of the building’s two principal directions.
True
False
15.Nonlinear analysis models of structures with Welded Unreinforced Fully Restrained Connections should be based on the assumption that the connection provides a fully rigid interconnection between the beam and column, located at the centerline of the column, until the connection panel zone, the beam or the column yields, or a total interstory drift angle qSD, from is reached.
True
False
16.What does WSMF stand for?
Welded Steel Moment-Frame
Welded for Society of Moment Frames
Welded Steel Management Frames
None of the above

17.The hinging area is defined as the distances from the column flange face to one half the beam depth beyond the theoretical hinge point.
True
False
18.Proprietary connections have been evaluated by some enforcement agencies and found to be acceptable for specific projects and in some cases for general application within the jurisdiction’s authority.
True
False
19.What does IBC stand for?
International Building Code
International Building Connection
International Building Configuration
None of the above

20.When upgrading existing connections, the capacity of bolted elements of the connection shall be determined based on the AISC and RCSC specifications appropriate to the design and construction years.
True
False