Experimental evaluation on the seismic performance of steel knee braced frame structures with energy dissipation mechanism

H. L. Hsu, J. L. Juang, C. H. Chou

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Abstract

This study experimentally evaluated the seismic performance of steel knee braced frame structures with energy dissipation mechanism. A series of cyclic load tests were conducted on the steel moment resisting frames and the proposed knee braced frames. Test results validated that the demand in the beam-to-column connection designs was alleviated by the proposed design method. Test results also showed that the strength and stiffness of the proposed design were effectively enhanced. Comparisons in energy dissipation between the steel moment resisting frames and the steel knee braced frames further justified the applicability of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalSteel and Composite Structures
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Analytical model
  • Energy dissipation
  • Seismic performance
  • Steel knee braced frame

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