Actually, I see his question as illustrating precisely the opposite. After
all, in the "old days" he'd have called it either "restrained" or
"unrestrained" moment connection. At least this way, calling it "P"artially
"R"estrained is trying to get closer to the REAL behavior of the connection.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Greenlaw [mailto:cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 2:41 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Cc: FEMCCLURE(--nospam--at)aol.com; doug(--nospam--at)mckennykrug.com
> Subject: Re: Steel Moment Frame - Channel to TS Column - FR or PR
> The situation here is much like that unfortunate and inappropriate
division of wood diaphragms into rigid and
> flexible, where attention is diverted to taxonomy and nomenclature, like
with bird watching, and away from
> understanding what range of actual behavior is likely to happen.