The BCE fuse system has the ability to dissipate energy without loss in strength up to very large inelastic deformations. Experimental results showed that damage to the BCE fuse was very limited even at unit deformations beyond 3%, indicating that the fuse has remarkable toughness under load reversals.In the thirteenth edition of the AISC Manual of Steel Construction [LRFD/ASD, 2005] the resistance factor for compression members was increased from 0.85 to 0.9. This is the only variation on that affects design calculations for the fuseanbsp;...
|Title||:||Ductile Fuses for Special Concentrically Braced Frames|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|