Pseudo dynamic tests of a full scale CFT/BRB composite frame

K. C. Tsai*, J. W. Lai, Chui-Hsin Chen, B. C. Hsiao, Y. T. Weng, M. L. Lin

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Abstract

A full scale 3-story 3-bay concrete filled steel tube (CFT) column and buckling restrained braced (BRB) composite frame was tested using pseudo dynamic testing procedures and four earthquake accelerations. The key features of the structural system include using three different types of beam-to-CFT column moment connections as well as three different types of BRB. The CFT/BRB frame was designed using the displacement based seismic design procedure with a target inter-story drift limits of 0.02 and 0.025 radians for two hazard levels, 10% and 2% chances of exceedance in 50 years, respectively. The pseudo dynamic and analytical predicted responses of the specimen observed during the application of the earthquake load effects are in good agreement. This experimental program illustrates that the experimental response data and the video images of the specimen can be effectively disseminated through the Internet during and after the tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring the Future
EditorsG.E. Blandford, G.E. Blandford
Pages1241-1250
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 22 May 200426 May 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period22/05/0426/05/04

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    Tsai, K. C., Lai, J. W., Chen, C-H., Hsiao, B. C., Weng, Y. T., & Lin, M. L. (2004). Pseudo dynamic tests of a full scale CFT/BRB composite frame. In G. E. Blandford, & G. E. Blandford (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future (pp. 1241-1250). (Proceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future). https://doi.org/10.1061/40700(2004)131