Partial strength connections

Clauses 6.8.4(2), Frames with eccentric bracings making use of partial strength connections do not correspond 6.8.4(3) to the original intention of such bracings, which is to dissipate energy in zones of structural members called 'seismic links'. Nevertheless, using partial strength connections in a topology of frame in which bracings are not concentric is just another way of thinking of the 'link'; so there is no real reason against such a choice, once the ductility and stability issues raised in clause 6.8.4 of EN 1998-1 are satisfied. All the favourable aspects of partial strength connections mentioned in Section 6.10.6 for frames with concentric bracings apply.

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