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07.2006 > Buckling and Fracture of Concentric Braces Under Inelastic Loading

By B.Fell, A.Kanvinde, G.Deierlein, A.Myers, X.Fu

Buckling and Fracture of Concentric Braces Under Inelastic Loading

This report presents findings and design implications based on nineteen large scale tests of bracing elements subjected to earthquake type cyclic loading. The experiments featured brace specimens detailed as per current code, and subjected to various types of cyclic loadings designed to replicate realistic seismic demands.

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