FUSEIS beam and pin links

FUSEIS beam and pin links were developed during the RFCS-supported FUSEIS project[6-9]. Multiple links connect within a storey's height to closely spaced strong columns (Fig. 2). The system responds to seismic loading similar to a vertical Vierendeel beam, where the linksare subjected to bending and shear. Beam linksmay be of open or closed section and have reduced sections near their ends, while section reduction for pin linksis around their middle. The linksand the overall frames were developed and experimentally/analytically/numerically studied at NTUA Athens and RWTH Aachen.