Design philosophy for steel structures in moderate seismic regions

E. M. Hines, L. A. Fahnestock

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Abstract

The authors propose a design philosophy for steel buildings in moderate seismic regions that draws on familiar concepts of ductility and capacity design, but also integrates the concepts of reserve capacity, elastic flexibility and strength to broaden the field of design possibilities. The paper discusses structural systems representing each of these concepts: Moderate-Ductility Concentrically-Braced Frame Dual Systems - reserve capacity; Moment Frames - elastic flexibility; and Eccentrically-Braced Frames - ductility and capacity design. The paper discusses the role that strength plays in each of these concepts and its relationship to design for wind loads. In conclusion, the paper outlines the need for future research related to the continued development and validation of this philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Pages4086-4094
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

Name9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Volume5

Other

Other9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/25/107/29/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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