Seismic Behavior of a Full-Scale K-Braced Steel Frame—Part I Gross Behavior

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by Hiroyuki Yamanouchi, Building Research Inst, Tsukuba, Japan,
Mitsumasa Midorikawa, Building Research Inst, Tsukuba, Japan,
Isao Nishiyama, Building Research Inst, Tsukuba, Japan,
Akio Hori, Building Research Inst, Tsukuba, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures:

Abstract: As a part of the U. S. -Japan Cooperative Research Program Utilizing Large-Scale Testing Facilities, a six-story, 2 by 2 bay, concentrically K-braced steel building was constructed in full-scale, and subjected to Miyagi-Ken-Oki simulated earthquake of different intensities by the pseudo-dynamic (PSD) test facilities (on-line computer-actuator test). To simulate working load conditions, the earthquake motion was scaled to 65 gal; for a moderate earthquake the peak intensity was set at 250 gal; the maximum earthquake was run at 500 gal.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Full-scale tests | Earthquake resistant structures | Team building | Structural behavior | Steel frames | Load and resistance factor design |

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