alexa Seismic retrofit of flexible steel frames using thin infill panels.


Journal of Steel Structures & Construction

Author(s): Bruneau M, Bhagwagar T

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In this study, by retrofitting a ten story bending frame an economical comparison between two lateral load resisting system, steel plate shear wall and cross bracing system has been done. For this purpose by using a series of trial and error processes the considered structure retrofitted by two mentioned systems and evaluated by pushover analysis in accordance with FEMA 356. Finally, by comparison of these two retrofitting methods, it is observed that retrofitting by a steel plate shear wall, the use of the existing frame will be optimized and also, by using the steel plate shear wall, the consumed steel volume in retrofitting is about 30% lower than bracing and if using the minimum 3 mm thickness due to practical consideration, it will be about 15% lower than bracing.

This article was published in Engineering Structures and referenced in Journal of Steel Structures & Construction

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