Simple and Accurate Analytical Model for Predicting Cyclic Behavior of Rectangular Steel HSS Braces

간략하고 정확한 장방형 각형강관 가새부재 이력거동 예측 위한 해석모델

  • 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 objective of this study is to propose a simple and accurate analytical model for HSS braces. For this purpose, a physical theory model is adopted. Rectangular hollow section steel (HSS) braces are considered in this study. To accurately simulate the cyclic behavior of braces using the physical theory model, empirical equations calculating constituent parameters are implemented on the analytical model, which were proposed in the companion paper. The constituent parameters are cyclic brace growth, cyclic buckling load, and the incidence of local buckling and fracture. The analytical model proposed in this study was verified by comparing actual and simulated cyclic curves of brace specimens. It is observed that the proposed model accurately simulates the cyclic behavior of the braces throughout whole response range.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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