Comparison of structural steel lateral force resisting systems for a theoretical hospital grid system

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Show simple item record Buell, Grant 2009-12-18T15:15:45Z 2009-12-18T15:15:45Z 2009-12-18T15:15:45Z
dc.description.abstract In 2006, a research project was being carried out by architects at architecture/engineering firm Cannon Design involving an optimum bay size for a hospital. RISA computer modeling was used to explore a set of lateral force resisting system (LFRS) options for a building based on this optimum bay size and importance category. The structural material was first narrowed down to steel, and then moment frames and braced frames are examined. The LFRS was narrowed down to braced frames, discarding moment frames due to their inordinate story drift. Of the different types of braced frames, the study further narrowed the LFRS system to chevron braced frames. Then the precise arrangement of braces for a particular building size using this bay system was examined. The steel material cost of the final system was compared to a system that only included members sized for gravity loads to demonstrate the rough amount of cost that a lateral system can add to a building. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Structural engineering en_US
dc.subject Lateral forces en_US
dc.subject Moment frames en_US
dc.subject Braced frames en_US
dc.title Comparison of structural steel lateral force resisting systems for a theoretical hospital grid system en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science en_US
dc.description.advisor Kimberly W. Kramer en_US
dc.subject.umi Architecture (0729) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Civil (0543) en_US 2009 en_US December en_US

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