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At 08:43 AM 3/11/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>For an ordinary x braced steel frame with tube steel braces
>can one assume the brace buckling length for in and out of plane
>to be 1/2 the actual brace length ?
>
>Tarek Mokhtar
>
>
AISC Engineering Journal, Fourth Quarter, 1997 has an article about
"Practical Application of Energy Methods to Structural Stability Problems"
which includes a frame with x-bracing.

Hope this helps

Patrick Rodgers