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Re: chevron bracing frames

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Dave Anderson wrote:
> hi
>   Is anyone knows  if the beam column connections hase to be
>   moment connection or not
> the UBC section 2211.8.4.1 for chevron bracing
> #2 -states that the beam intersected by chevron braces shall be
> conttinuous between column.
> plus if there is no moment connection when you eleminate the braces
> the structure become unstable because you have no moment connection at
> the column base
> thanks for replay in advance
> D.A.  P.E.
Dear Dave,

I think the analysis should be done in two stages. First design the
frame with the brace on subjected to EQ. Then investigate the capacity
of the frame considering that the braces have failed.