Braced Frame Modeling

Braces are commonly used lateral resisting systems in buildings. During large events, particularly seismic events, buildings may experience buckling of these bracing elements. Capturing the behavior of individual braces to buckling is critically important if one is to determine the response of such buildings to large magnitude events. This educational application is intended to inform users on how braced frames should be modeled when performing numerical simulations of the entire building. This application encourages users to explore how different modeling assumptions affect the response of a braced frame element and how the simulated response compares with actual experimental data.


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How to cite:

Barbara Simpson, Frank McKenna, & Michael Gardner. (2018, September 28). NHERI-SimCenter BracedFrameModeling (Version v1.0.0). Zenodo.

Deierlein, G.G., McKenna, F., et al. (2020). A Cloud-Enabled Application Framework for Simulating Regional-Scale Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Built Environment. Frontiers in Built Environment. 6, 196. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.558706.