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This paper discusses the findings of an experimental program that was conducted to investigate the behaviour of extended shear tab beam-to-column and beam-to-girder connections that are commonly used in North America. The laboratory results showed that extended beam-to-column shear tab connections could reach resistance levels consistent with typical(More)
Single plate shear tab connections are a simple means to connect beams to their supporting members. The tab is fillet-welded to the supporting column in the fabrication shop, and then field bolted to the beam web on the construction site. Situations may arise on site in which the bolt holes do not align. Instead of reaming holes or refabricating the(More)
Extended shear tab connections have been widely used to connect simply supported beams to the flange or web of supporting columns, as well as the web of steel girders. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) introduced the use of extended shear tab connections in 1992 and first published their design procedure in 2005. Unlike conventional shear(More)
In this paper we have presented a composite neural architecture and algorithm for nonlinear system identification. This architecture eliminates the major shortcomings of the FNNs and RNNs. This algorithm would be very useful in engineering applications which require on-line processing of data-particularly channel equalization and nonlinear adaptive control.(More)
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