Advance Bracing system for steel structures
Author Name : Ms. Priya Kumari, Mr. Abhishek Arya
In this paper Braced frame systems are utilized in steel construction. This system is a highly efficient and economical system for resisting horizontal loading, and attempts to improve the competence of a rigid frame by almost eliminate the bending of columns and girders, with the help of additional bracings. It behaves structurally like a vertical truss, and comprises of the common columns and girders, essentially carry in the gravity loads, and diagonal bracing mechanism so that the total set of members forms a vertical cantilever truss to resist the horizontal loading. Shear-walled frame systems are utilized in both reinforced concrete and composite construction. Shear walls may be described as vertical cantilevered beams, which resist lateral wind and seismic loads acting on a building and transmitted to them by the floor diaphragms. Shear walls are generally parts of the elevator and service corps, and frames to create a stiffer and stronger structure.