Evaluation of Seismic Behavior in Non-Seismic Concentrically Braced Frames
SCBFs (Special Concentrically Braced Frames) have been praised for considerable strength, high lateral stiffness, economic feasibility and good performance of seismic loads, which make engineers widely use SCBF as lateral-load resisting systems in buildings and have researchers develop design requirements. Compared to the extensive research of SCBF, comparatively little information is currently available on the performance of SCBFs designed and constructed before the early 1990’s. Before the early 1990’s, CBFs (Concentrically Braced Frames) design requirements were substantially less restrictive. As a result, many existing structures designed to these requirements may not exhibit desirable behavior in a seismic event. Existing CBFs that do not meet modern SCBF criteria shall be referred to herein as NCBFs (Non-Seismic Concentrically Braced Frames). In this study, FE (Finite Element) analysis was carried out. The detailed inelastic FE models were verified, which are based on the preceding research. Finally, these models were compared to evaluate the seismic performance of NCBFs.
Anil K. Bhatnagar
H. J. Yeom et al., "Evaluation of Seismic Behavior in Non-Seismic Concentrically Braced Frames", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 749, pp. 373-378, 2015