Improved Seismic Design of Concentrically X-Braced Steel Frames to Eurocode 8

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Pinho Santos, L., Silva, A., Pinto Ribeiro, T. and Castro, J.M. (2018). Improved Seismic Design of Concentrically X-Braced Steel Frames to Eurocode 8. Journal of Earthquake Engineering.
AuthorsPinho Santos, L., Silva, A., Pinto Ribeiro, T. and Castro, J.M.
Abstract

Seismic design of concentrically X-braced steel frames to Eurocode 8 entails several difficulties to practitioners, often resulting in excessively heavy structural solutions. The main objective of the research presented in this paper is to propose modifications to the existing provisions of the code aiming to achieve more efficient designs. A number of possible amendments to the European seismic code are examined, concerning the non-dimensional slenderness parameter and the homogenous dissipative behaviour criterion. It is found that the relaxation of the design criteria leads to identical frame behaviour in comparison to frames fully designed to Eurocode 8.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Earthquake Engineering on 16/10/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13632469.2018.1528912.

Year2018
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13632469.2018.1528912
Publication dates
Online16 Oct 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted24 Sep 2018
Deposited13 Nov 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
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