Eccentrically braced steel frames as a seismic force resisting system

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dc.contributor.author Hague, Samuel Dalton
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-25T19:11:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-25T19:11:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15610
dc.description.abstract Braced frames are a common seismic lateral force resisting system used in steel structure. Eccentrically braced frames (EBFs) are a relatively new lateral force resisting system developed to resist seismic events in a predictable manner. Properly designed and detailed EBFs behave in a ductile manner through shear or flexural yielding of a link element. The link is created through brace eccentricity with either the column centerlines or the beam midpoint. The ductile yielding produces wide, balanced hysteresis loops, indicating excellent energy dissipation, which is required for high seismic events. This report explains the underlying research of the behavior of EBFs and details the seismic specification used in design. The design process of an EBF is described in detail with design calculations for a 2- and 5-story structure. The design process is from the AISC 341-10 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings with the gravity and lateral loads calculated according to ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Seismic loads are calculated using the Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure. The final member sizes of the 2-story EBF are compared to the results of a study by Eric Grusenmeyer (2012). The results of the parametric study are discussed in detail. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Steel en_US
dc.subject Seismic en_US
dc.subject Eccentrically braced frame en_US
dc.subject Lateral force resisting system en_US
dc.title Eccentrically braced steel frames as a seismic force resisting system en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Kimberly Waggle Kramer en_US
dc.subject.umi Architectural engineering (0462) en_US
dc.subject.umi Civil Engineering (0543) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering (0537) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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