Seismic Behavior of Built-Up Bracing Members

by Subhash C. Goel, Univ of Michigan, United States,
Farhang Aslani, Univ of Michigan, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


The influence of stitch design and local buckling on the seismic behavior of welded bracing members made of double angles is studied in this paper. Performance of boxed configuration with closely spaced stitch welds and continuous stitch plate is shown to be much superior than that of the back-to-back angles with stitches designed in accordance with the current practice.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Structural behavior | Bracing | Seismic design | Steel structures | Steel frames | Welding

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