The Effect of Different Braced Configurations on the Nonlinear Seismic Behavior of Steel Structure

The Effect of Different Braced Configurations on the Nonlinear Seismic Behavior of Steel Structure

Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - January 2020

Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz Emre Alpaslan

Abstract

Improvements in construction technologies have allowed steel structural elements to become more frequently used today in order to enable different architectural designs and to meet structural performance more effectively and efficiently. Structural steel has been used for more than a hundred years and has been tested under real earthquakes, which provide the basis of many earthquake-resistant steel construction standards. The major advantage of steel construction material is that it allows for large plastic deformations. Structural deformations vary depending on the deformation capacity of the structural components in addition to the configuration of the structural components. In this study, moment resisting frames (MRF), X braced frame (XBF), Inverse V braced frame (IVBF), K braced frame (KBF), and eccentric inverse V braced frames (EIVBF) were used to examine the effect of different steel braced systems on the plastic deformation capacity of steel structure with the help of nonlinear static pushover analysis. Bilinear material model was utilized to represent nonlinear steel material behavior and inelastic displacement-based frame element were used to represent column and beam element. The analyses' results demonstrated that the braced frame configuration had a significant effect on the lateral response of steel frame structures.

Keywords

Steel Structures, Nonlinear behavior, Pushover analysis, Steel braced configuration
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebel.2020.001.005