Continuing Education

Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 3): Braced Frames (R3)

This 8-part course is intended to provide engineers with guidance on applying the AISC seismic design requirements, correctly and efficiently, on typical projects in regions of moderate or high seismicity.  Parts 1-4 focus on seismic design concepts.  Parts 5-8 go through four distinct parts of a seismic design example for a low-rise building.

Part 3 includes:

  • Presentation of braced frame configurations
  • Discussion of behavior of braced frames in earthquakes and in testing
  • Detailed treatment of brace behavior in tension and compression
  • Overview of configuration-related issues
  • Discussion of the behavior of beam-column-gusset connection assemblies at large drifts and related design approaches
  • Treatment of design issues for gusset plates and connection analysis

This course is based on a past AISC Live Webinar series and Night School program. 

You must purchase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.

You can find other parts of this course at the following links:  Part 1: Introduction to Effective Seismic Design;  Part 2:  Seismic Design Concepts -- Moment Frames;  Part 4: Seismic Design Concepts -- Buildings;  Part 5: Application -- Design Example Setup;  Part 6: Application -- Building Anlaysis/Diaphragms;  Part 7: Application -- Moment Frames;  Part 8: Application -- Braced Frames.

  • Date: 3/5/2018
  • PDH Credits: 1.5


Rafael Sabelli, SE


Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 3): Braced Frames (R3)


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