Seismic Design of Special Concentrically Braced Frames

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The design of ductile concentrically braced frames has evolved considerably over the past few revisions of AISC 341. This seminar presents fundamentals on the seismic behavior of concentrically braced frames and the current AISC 341-16 provisions for Special Concentrically Braced Frames that are intended to achieve ductile seismic response. Specific points of emphasis are included in the application of capacity-based design principles, braced frame member design, and braced connection behavior and detailing for ductility. An overview of a design example is also be provided.

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D., is the Thomas and Marilyn Neilson Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He has two decades of experience in practically focused research on the seismic behavior of steel structures, including concentrically braced frames, eccentrically braces and steel plate shear walls. His research and interactions with interactions with practitioners and building code officials has led to several contributions to the AISC Seismic Design Provisions, AISC 341-16. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal publications and regularly organizes sessions at major conferences on topics in the seismic behavior of steel structures.

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Speakers Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D.
Duration 156 mins
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