Braced Steel Frame System

  • Farzad Hejazi
  • Keyhan Karimzadeh


In this chapter, the braced frame system and its effects on building systems is demonstrated. The first section of this chapter focus on the behavior of the braced frame system subjected to gravity and lateral load. The structure is analyzed by approximate methods and the virtual work method is used to explain and calculate the frame’s displacement under lateral load. Different types of bracing system are demonstrated and the lateral stiffness is determined. In order to better demonstration of bracing design concept, a 6 story building is considered and its architectural and structural detail plans are given in the second section of this chapter and the applied theories and methods, along with all calculations and computations processes related to the real considered building are explained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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