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Title: Development of heavy timber buckling-restrained braced frames

Source: fplrip-4719-035-UofUT-Rammer-Pantelides.

Author(s)Rammer, Douglas R.; Pantelides, Chris P.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs) are one of the newer types seismic-force-resisting systems used in modern building designs. In BRBFs, the primary source of ductility is the axial yielding of the buckling-restrained brace (BRB) core, and BRBFs have improved ductility in comparison to ordinary or special braced frames. BRBs are incorporated into frame structures to dissipate energy or prevent damage to the surrounding structures. Frame systems employing this type of BRBs demonstrated improved ductility and are currently an approved seismic-force-resisting system in the ASCE 7-10 code document (ASCE 2010).

Keywords: braced frame; buckling-restrained brace; earthquakes; heavy timber; lateral-force-resisting system

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 807 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/10/2017
RITS Product ID: 84459
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer

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