Continuing Education

Seismic Risk Assessment of Buckling Restrained Braces -- Including Evaluation of Brace Residual Capacity and Building Performance - Part 2 [M10]

This two-part presentation will examine both the performance of the buckling-restrained braced frame (BRB) member itself as well as the performance of buckling-restrained braced frame (BRBF) buildings. Part 2 will discuss a method for seismic risk assessment of BRBF buildings, including detailed evaluation of residual drifts resulting from a seismic event. This assessment process uses the FEMA P-58 risk assessment framework and includes an updated method to predict seismic structural responses without needing to build a full detailed nonlinear structural model.

Intended Audience: Engineers

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


Zac Vidmar ; Chia-Ming Uang ; Curt Haselton

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