Chapter 5. Seismic Steel Design: Braced Frames

  1. Charles K. Erdey Formerly Adjunct Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch5

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

How to Cite

Erdey, C. K. (2006) Seismic Steel Design: Braced Frames, in Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch5

Author Information

  1. Northern Arizona University, California State University Long Beach, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470048436

Online ISBN: 9780470168042



  • seismic steel design - braced frames;
  • earthquake analysis;
  • brace member design strategies;
  • fillet weld connection for maximum brace reactions;
  • special concentrically braced frames (SCBFs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Project Description: Four-Story Library Annex

  • Wind Analysis

  • Earthquake Analysis

  • Wind and Earthquake Loads

  • Response of Braced Frames to Cyclic Lateral Loads

  • 1997 UBC Provisions

  • Rules Applicable to Bracing Members

  • Column Strength Requirements

  • Design for Earthquake

  • Strategies for Brace Member Design

  • Brace Members 2 and 3

  • Brace Members 3 and 2: First Story

  • Design of Fillet Weld Connection

  • Design of Gusset Plate: First and Second Stories

  • Brace Member 13: Third Story

  • Fillet Weld Design: Third and Fourth-Story Gusset Plates

  • Gusset Plate Design: Third and Fourth Stories

  • Vertical Component

  • Column Design

  • Column Splice Design: Third Floor

  • Beam Design

  • Column Base-Plate Design

  • Summary of Design Procedures

  • SEAOC Blue Book and the Code

  • References