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Re: Link in Columns

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Are you referring to a K brace?  if so, there is limited acceptability in
the code for K braces in zone 4, but I do not know a single engineer who
would actually use this configuration.  Historically this type of braced
frame has performed very poorly.
If you use a K brace there are very strict requirements for column
performance that in essence will make this option particularly
un-economical.

If you are asking about links in terms of eccentric braced frames, DO NOT
place the link in the column.

Paul Feather
San Diego, CA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Harouni" <yosi_h(--nospam--at)msn.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 10:38 AM
Subject: Link in Columns


> Hi,
> Does code allow design of LINKs in columns vs. in beams when designing in
> zone 4 based on Seismic Provisions (which essentially is an inverted V
brace
> (Chevron Brace) or Knee Brace)?
> Thanks,
> Joseph Harouni
>
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