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KISS Method for Bracing Connection Design
- To: Seaint <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: KISS Method for Bracing Connection Design
- From: Tripp Howard <tripphoward(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 11:37:56 -0800 (PST)
Does anyone know where I can get some information on the design of braced frame connections using the KISS method? The only thing I've been able to locate is an article by Willam Thornton titled "Seismic Design of Connections in Concentrically Braced Frames". It's basically an article about the UFM but it has a little blurb about the KISS method being safe and more conservative. It also has free body diagram of the forces on the gusset plate using the KISS method.
What I'd really like to know is if this method imparts any additional forces or moments on the beam and column? Also, does anyone know if there is anything that would prevent this being used for seismic loads in a concetrically braced frame?
Tommy "Tripp" Howard, P.E.