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Steel Brace ductility check failure

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SBR001 BASE STORY Steel Brace ductility check failure.

Cross-section conditions of steel structural system braces with high ductility level and normal ductility level are checked in accordance with TBDY Table 9.3. The head width/thickness and body height/thickness ratios of steel elements should not exceed the λ hd or λ md limit value given in Table 9.3 .

Ductility control in steel brace design with highly ductile braces is checked in accordance with TBDY 2018, CYTHYE 2016 (GKT & YDKT), AISC 360-16 (ASD & LRFD) or EN 1993-1-1 codes.

  • According to AISC 341-16 and AISC 360-16, the effective slenderness ratio KL/r ≤ 200 for highly ductile compression members should be satisfied.


  • Brace length can be reduced. If the element length is reduced, the axial compressive strength increases.

  • Steel element cross-section can be enlarged.


K: effective length factor
L: laterally unbraced length of the member
r: radius of gyration

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