According to the 2003 addition of the International Building Code, structural engineers were permitted to design chevron braced steel frames to unlimited heights in Seismic Design Categories A, B, and C assuming R=3 without following seismic detailing provisions. A significant portion of the United States falls within these categories and may be vulnerable to nonconservative seismic designs. To date limited research has been focused on the seismic performance of structures in these low to moderate seismic regions.Building Seismic Safety Council, Washington, D.C. Carr, A. (2002). Ruaumoko Vol 2: User Manual for the 2-Dimensional Version, Ruaumoko2D. American Institue of Steel Construction, Inc., Chicago. Computers and Structures, I. (2004).
|Title||:||Seismic Performance of Low-ductility Chevron Braced Steel Frames in Moderate Seismic Regions|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|