Braced Frame Using Asymmetrical Friction Connections (AFC) (2015)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering
AuthorsChanchi Golondrino, J., Xie, R., MacRae, G.A., Chase, J.G., Rodgers, G.W., Clifton, C.show all
A single storey moment resisting frame with one bay and equipped with a concentric AFC brace was tested. The asymmetrical friction connection brace (AFC brace) was assembled using one 250PFC channel, two Bisalloy 500 shims, and two M16 Grade 8.8 galvanized bolts. Results show that by introducing the AFC brace, the frame can undergo drifts up to 3.0% without yielding any frame member or component, and more importantly with low degradation on the AFC detail. Results also show that the amount of load that the frame can absorb during a seismic event can be controlled by the AFC brace strength.
CitationChanchi Golondrino, J., Xie, R., MacRae, G.A., Chase, J.G., Rodgers, G.W., Clifton, C. (2015) Braced Frame Using Asymmetrical Friction Connections (AFC). Shanghai, China: 8th International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2015), 1-4 Jul 2015. 8pp.
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