Brace Connections for Ductility

by Subhash C. Goel, Univ of Michigan, United States,
Peixin Xu, Univ of Michigan, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures

Abstract: Influence of connection design on the seismic behavior of welded bracing members made of double channels is studied in this paper. Shortcomings of commonly used connection details as per current design practice are demonstrated. Alternate connection designs which resulted in improved behavior as measured by number of cycles to failure and total energy dissipated are presented and discussed.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Structural analysis | Connections (structural) | Steel frames | Seismic design | Structural behavior | Bracing | Welding

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