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Re: eccentric braced frames

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There is a Steel Tips on EBF's you can download from AISC or

I have seen the link done with WF braces and Tube Steel Braces.

Not sure about pre-qualification, but I don't think you need to have full scale testing of this done, that's only for SMRF's. If you are using Moment Connections @ the end of the beams (which I think is required), those should follow the FEMA guidelines.

I'm sure someone who does these all the time could help better.

On 1/5/07, Bruce Holcomb <bholcomb(--nospam--at) > wrote:

Are there any references with prequalified connections for eccentric braced frames?  I'm looking designing an eccentric braced frame (inverted V) with a link for the brace to beam connection.  I definitely don't want to do qualification testing… are there prequalifed connections for this condition?




Bruce D. Holcomb, PE, SE

Butler, Rosenbury & Partners

Springfield, Missouri

Phoenix, Arizona