Seismic stability response of columns in multi-tiered braced steel frames for industrial applications

Ali Imanpour, Christopher Stoakes, Robert Tremblay, Larry Fahnestock, Ali Davaran

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Abstract

This paper presents a study on the seismic response of multi-tiered, braced steel frames. The seismic demand and stability of the columns in a 4-tiered special X-braced frame structure located in a high seismic area and designed according to current AISC seismic provisions is evaluated. The drift demand in the individual bracing tiers and the combined column axial force and in-plane flexural demand are evaluated through nonlinear time history analysis. Detailed finite element analysis of one column under demands extracted from time history analysis is carried out to investigate the buckling response of the column. The results show that high in-plane bending demand is induced in the columns. Flexural yielding caused by non-uniform tier drift demand may detrimentally affect the torsional-flexural stability of the columns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationBridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress
Pages2650-2661
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Oct 17 2013
EventStructures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: May 2 2013May 4 2013

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress

Other

OtherStructures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period5/2/135/4/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Imanpour, A., Stoakes, C., Tremblay, R., Fahnestock, L., & Davaran, A. (2013). Seismic stability response of columns in multi-tiered braced steel frames for industrial applications. In Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress (pp. 2650-2661). (Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress).