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Steel Frame Brace Design

RE: Steel Frame Brace Design

The fuse region provides a location in the brace that will deform inelastically and absorb energy to provide a better type of brace in high seismic regions....verses a more brittle brace system in the other types shown on your attachment (like a concentric X brace).

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RE: Steel Frame Brace Design

An eccentrically braced frame (EBF) has the advantage of combining the stiffness of a braced frame system with the ductility and energy dissipation of a moment frame. Thus getting the a better response modification factor

RE: Steel Frame Brace Design

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Excellent - Got it!
Any hint on how to calculate or dimension of the fuse region? Is the "beam depth" a rule-of-thumb to follow?

RE: Steel Frame Brace Design

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Thanks guys!!

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