Description | Eurocodes (EC3/EC8) | AISC/ASCE | Remarks |

Energy dissipation philosophy | EBFs shall be designed so that specific elements or parts of elements called seismic links are able to dissipate energy by the formation of plastic bending and/or plastic shear mechanisms. | EBFs are expected to withstand significant inelastic deformations in the links when subjected to the forces resulting from the motions of the design earthquake. | An almost same criterion is considered |

Rotation capacity (local ductility concept) | Plastic hinge rotation is limited to 35 mrad for structures of DCH and 25 mrad for structures of DCM | Link rotation angle shall not exceed (a) 0.08 radians for links of length 1.6 M | For high seismicity it is recommended by both codes to apply ductility concept |

Dissipative members | Plastic Hinges should take place in links prior to yielding or failure elsewhere. | EBFs are expected to withstand significant in-elastic deformations in the links when subjected to forces resulting from the motions of the design earthquake. | Links can be short, long and Intermediate. Which fail due to Shear, bending and bending & Shear respectively. |

If ${N}_{ED}/{N}_{pl,Rd}\le 0.15$ then Check for Design Resistance of Link is | ${V}_{ED}\le {V}_{p,link}$ ${M}_{ED}\le {M}_{p,link}$ | Effect of axial force on the link, available shear strength need not be considered if ${P}_{u}\le 0.15{P}_{y}$ | N |

Check to achieve global dissipative behaviour of the structure | The maximum overstrength Ω | The required strength of each lateral brace at the ends of the link shall be ${P}_{b}=0.06{M}_{r}/{h}_{0}$ , where h | ${\Omega}_{i}=1.5{V}_{p,link,i}/{V}_{ED,i}$ |

Seismic load reduction factor | A behaviour factor (q) equal to 4 for DCM and 5α | A response modification factor (R) equal to 8.0 for EBFs is given | An almost same criterion is considered |

Overstrength factor | the minimum value of ${\Omega}_{i}=1.5{V}_{p,link,i}/{V}_{ED,i}$ among all short links, whereas the minimum value of ${\Omega}_{i}=1.5{M}_{p,link,i}/{M}_{ED,i}$ among all intermediate and long links; | Ω | Ω |