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Dan,
You might try the AISC website.  There are some free downloads one of which 
deals with OCBF's.  That may be of some help.

Joseph R. Grill, PE
> I need help. I'm a little confused about how to design brace connections.
> According to AISC Seismic Provisions (1997) Supplement No.2 Part 1, Section
> 14.2 it states that " The required strength of the members and connections,
> other than brace connections, in OCBFs shall be based upon Load Combinations
> 4-1 and 4-2. ..."  The 2002 commentary to AISC Seismic Provisions define
> brace connections as brace to gusset, gusset to beam and gusset to column.
> How am I to design the beam to column connection? If I'm to use the uniform
> force method then the force in the brace affects the beam to column
> connection design force. Am I missing something? I thought the brace
> connection included the beam to column connection.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Dan Hernandez, P.E.
> Laurene & Rickher, P.C.
> (704) 522-0495
> (704) 522-0499 f
> dhernandez(--nospam--at)lrpc.net


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