Seismic response of stainless steel braced frames

L. Di Sarno, A. S. Elnashai, D. A. Nethercot

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The present paper investigates the feasibility of the application of stainless steel (SS) in the seismic design of concentrically braced frames (CBFs). A set of multi-storey CBFs were designed according to modern seismic standards based on capacity-design rules. The results of pushover and inelastic dynamic analyses demonstrate that systems employing SSs exhibit enhanced plastic deformations and excellent energy absorbing capacity with respect to mild steel frames. The augmented strain hardening of SS, which is nearly twice that of carbon steels is beneficial to prevent local buckling in steel members. The analyses also demonstrate that in CBFs with SS braces and columns the increase in overstrength is about 33% with respect to the configuration in mild steel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, SDSS 2006 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Sep 6 2006Sep 8 2006


OtherInternational Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, SDSS 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction


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