October 13, 2021


Defining Connections: Column to Beam Connections


Member Configuration

The connection rule must be applied at the end of the beam (not the column).

Available Shear Connection Types

The following Column Shear Connections are currently supported in RISAConnection:

  • Single Clip Angle Shear Connection
  • Double Clip Angle Shear Connection
  • Shear Tab Shear Connection
  • End Plate Shear Connection
  • Double Clip Angle (Double Sided) Shear Connection

Available Moment Connection Types

The following Column Moment Connections are currently supported in RISAConnection:

  • Flange Plate Moment Connection
  • Direct Weld Moment Connection
  • Extended End Plate Moment Connection
  • Partially Extended End Plate Moment Connection
  • Flush End Plate Moment Connection

Specific Connection Requirements

  • Columns may be Wide Flanges, HSS tubes or HSS pipes (shear tab only)
  • Beams for shear connections may be Wide Flanges, Tapered Wide Flanges or Channels (except for end plate shear)
  • Beams for moment connections must be Wide Flanges.
  • Double-sided connections available for clip angle shear connections into the Wide Flange column web. Beams on either side of the web must be within 3" (parallel) to be considered as double-sided.
  • Skewed shear tab connection available for Wide Flange or HSS tube column (maximum beam skew angle is 45 degrees)
  • Flange Plate Column Cap Plate Moment Connection only available in RISAConnection

Individual Shear Connections

Column bm single angle Column bm double angle Column bm shear tab shear Column bm end plate shear Column bm two sided double clip angle shear

Individual Moment Connections

Column bm flange plate moment Column bm direct weld moment Column bm ext end plate moment Column bm partext end plate moment Column bm flush end plate moment

To learn more about the process of defining connections in RISA-3D or to review information about other connection types, check out the main article in this series (link below):

Related Articles: How to Define Steel Connections in RISAFloor & RISA-3D


Tags: RISA-3D RISAConnection Steel Connections Shear Connections

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