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Reduced beam section (RBS) is one of the several connection types, which is economical and popular for use in new steel moment frame structures in seismic zone. To form RBS connection, some portion of the beam flanges at a short distance from column face is purposefully trimmed so that the yielding and plastic hinge occurs within this area of flanges. Use of RBS connection is found advantageous due to: a) the shear force in the panel zone is reduced; b) the force demand in column continuitydoi:10.9790/1684-640106 fatcat:pfutcycgcvagjauvhfkobar6dq