Investigation of buckled brace system of an existing industrial building

Ozakgul K., Caglayan O., TEZER O.

ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS, vol.18, no.1, pp.455-463, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2010.09.037
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-463
  • Keywords: Buckling analysis, Buckling force, Brace system, Earthquake load, Steel mill structure, RESPONSE MODIFICATION FACTORS, FRAMES
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study the buckled brace system of a steel mill structure that has survived the Kocaeli (Marmara) Earthquake of 1999 was investigated Three-dimensional computer model of the existing industrial building was generated using the commercially available finite element analysis software SAP2000 Evaluation of the structure for earthquake loading was performed according to the current national standard by using 3D computer model For the buckled brace system buckling analyses were carried out to evaluate buckling force The obtained buckling force was compared with the corresponding earthquake load of this brace Finally It was seen that the buckling force was greater than earthquake force and the buckling has not occurred due to earthquake actions (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved