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- Subject: RE: tube steel braces
- From: Charlie Carter <carter(--nospam--at)aiscmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:11:26 -0500
>Does this b/t requirement also apply to horizontal
>steel bracing (acting as a diaphragm)members?
The b/t ratio in the AISC Seismic Provisions applies when the element is expected to provide the ductility (inelastic deformations) that will dissipate the energy induced by the earthquake. In a braced frame structure, this is usually the vertical bracing. The remaining elements of the framing are normally designed to ride along, remaining essentially elastic as those ductile elements deform.
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