This is a discussion of the current status of research and U.S. codes on eccentrically braced frames. Excerpts of the tentative American Institute of Steel Construction Specification pertaining to EBFs are detailed, and an attempt is made to interpret them in the light of research and design practice. A 6-story steel building with EBFs was designed and analyzed using the tentative AISC provisions. A number of inelastic dynmamic time history analyses were performed for this building, using several severe ground motion records. The behavior of the EBFs in these analyses was satisfactory, with acceptable levels of link inelastic rotation demands. To supplement the provisions of the AISC code, a number of suggested connection details for EBFs are suggested and illustrated.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Popov, E P
    • Engelhardt, M D
    • Ricles, J M
  • Publication Date: 1989

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 66-80
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
    • ISSN: 0013-8029

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00486843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM