Basis of Design

According to AISC 341-16, SCBF are expected to provide significant inelastic deformation capacity primarily through brace buckling and yielding of the brace in tension.


Basic Requirements

Columns, beams and braces should provide the requirements of Section D1.1 for highly ductile members.

Diagonal Braces

Braces should provide:

  • Slenderness ratio: Lc/r ≤ 200

  • The brace effective net area is not less than the brace gross area.