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

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


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: Structural behavior | Steel frames | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Load tests | Earthquake resistant structures | Frames | Computer models

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