Link Length Design and EBF Seismic Performance

by Kazuhiko Kasai, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,
Ashish Goyal, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Twenty eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) are designed using the current seismic design code and newly developed step-by-step design procedure. The EBFs have a variety of link lengths and story heights. Each EBF is dynamically analyzed using four strong ground motions. Effects of link length on the seismic performance as well as economy of EBF are discussed.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Seismic tests | Standards and codes | Seismic loads | Earthquake resistant structures | Structural design | Load and resistance factor design

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