Empirical Equations Predicting Major Parameters for Simulating Cyclic Behavior of Rectangular HSS Braces

장방형 각형강관 가새부재 이력거동 예측을 위한 주요변수의 경험식 제안

  • Han, Sang Whan (Department of Architecture, Hanyang University) ;
  • Sung, Min Soo (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ;
  • Mah, Dongjun (Department of Architecture, Hanyang University)
  • 한상환 (한양대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 성민수 (일리노이 공과대학교 토목공학과) ;
  • 마동준 (한양대학교 건축공학과)
  • Received : 2017.02.24
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.05.01


The cyclic behavior of braces is complex due to their asymmetric properties in tension and compression. For accurately simulating the cyclic curves of braces, it is important to predict the major parameters such as cyclic brace growth, cyclic buckling load, incidence local buckling and fracture with good precision. For a given brace, the most accurate values of these parameters can be estimated throughout experiments. However, it is almost impossible to conduct experiments whenever an analytical model has to be established for many braces in building structures due to enormous cost and time. For avoid such difficulties, empirical equations for predicting constituent parameters are proposed from regression analyses based on test results of various braces. This study focuses on rectangular hollow structural section(HSS) steel braces, which have been popularly used in construction practice owing to its sectional efficiency.


Brace;hollow structural section;analytical model;regression;parameter;experiment;cyclic behavior


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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