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06.2008 > Seismic Behavior and Design of Base Plates in Braced Frames

By Abolhassan Astaneh - Asl, Ph.D.,P.E.

Seismic Behavior and Design of Base Plates in Braced Frames

This Steel TIPS provides information on seismic behavior and design of base plates in concentrically braced frames. Performance of base plates in past earthquakes is presented along with test data and a discussion of the provisions of the AISC Seismic Provisions (2005). Ecoomical and efficient detailing suggestions for base plates in concentrically braced frames are presented.

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