Braced frame


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Braced frame

The frame of a building in which resistance to lateral forces is provided by diagonal bracing, knee-bracing or cross-bracing; sometimes using girts that are mortised into solid posts which are full frame height.

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braced frame, 1
1. The frame of a building in which the resistance to lateral forces or to frame instability is provided by diagonal bracing, K-bracing, or other type of bracing.
2. Heavy, braced wood framing for a structure which uses girts that are mortised into solid posts; the posts are full frame height, with one-story-high studs between, usually diagonally braced.
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Among proposed lateral loading system, eccentrically braced frame, though has little stiffness compared to the types of convergent braces, it has high strength, especially high energy absorption capability and tolerates stability hysteresis cycle under reciprocating loadings that achieving to this important issue is not possible regarding convergent braces due to buckling under the pressure.
A braced frame is an efficient structural form for resisting lateral loads.
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Depending on the style of climbing wall, the framework's fabrication and assembly begins with cutting hundreds of pieces of angle iron, measuring from 3" x 3" x 1/4" thick to 5" x 5" x 1/2" thick, and welding these pieces together to form 20' - 40' reinforced and braced frame sections.
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Steel braced frame systems are efficient since frame members work together like a truss and resist primarily axial loads with little or no bending in the members until the compression braces buckle.
Erdey (Northern Arizona University) walks through the design of a steel office building originally engineered to the 1994 UBC provisions and redesigned in compliance with the seismic requirements of the 1997 UBC, and the design of a concentrically braced frame structure.
was an innovative concept called an Unbonded Braced Frame system that can be compared to a giant, stiff automobile shock absorber.
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It features a dual seismic system that is more commonly used in taller buildings, consisting of buckling restrained braced frames, which absorb 75 to 90 percent of the structure's seismic load, and special moment frames, whose reduced beam sections help minimize seismic demand on the columns.
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Concentrically braced frames are widely used in steel structures because of the increased stiffness, low cost and ease of construction they offer compared to other lateral reinforcement systems.