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12.2006 > Seismic Detailing of Gusset Plates for Special Concentrically Braced Frames

By Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D.,P.E.; Michael Cochran,S.E.; Rafael Sabelli,S.E.

Seismic Detailing of Gusset Plates for Special Concentrically Braced Frames

This TIPS focuses on providing information to steel fabricators, detailers, and structural engineers on detailing gusset plates in special concentrically braced frames. Simple closed-form equations are presented that can be used in detailing gusset plates without the need for iterations. In addtion, a number of suggested details for concentrically braced frame gusset plates are presented.

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