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There should be no such contradiction, however, the real and the model are 
separate.  You will need to follow up in field for your design at the 

---- On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:24:37 -0700 Behnam Heydari 
<behnamheydari_80(--nospam--at)> wrote ----

have 10 story steel building to design which is Braced frame in one
direction and IMRF in other. I assumed pinned column support in braced
frames and fixed support in IMRF for having better energy dissipation
during earthquake and using appropriate modification factor. The problem
initiated when I wanted to design fixed base plates of corner columns for
big resultant moments from analysis. What if I release moment at column
supports in both directions? Does it have any contradiction with the IMRF
design philosophy?



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