Development of Ductile Truss System Using Double Small Buckling-Restrained Braces: Analytical Study



Hidajat Sugihardjo*, Yudha Lesmana, Dwi Prasetya
Department of Civil Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia

Abstract

Introdution:

This paper proposed a Small Buckling-Restrained Brace (SBRB) for the ductile truss moment frames and is called here as the Double Braced Truss Moment Frames (DB-TMF). The braces are located at the edge of the truss girder and are only placed around the building perimeter. The braces work in pair as a weak element (structural fuses) and is expected to effectively absorb the seismic energy. The proposed DB-TMF system is an extended development of the Knee Braced Truss Moment Frames (KB-TMF). The DB-TMF system is expected to carry the whole seismic loads, while the rest of the frame is designed to carry only the gravity loads.

Methods:

To study the performance of the proposed DB-TMF system, non-linear finite element analysis was carried out using the DRAIN-2DX package. From the analysis with various time history records, it was found that the drift ratio of the DB-TMF system is lower than the allowed story drift. The roof-top displacement shows an asymptotic behavior. The shape of the hysteresis curve tends to have a pinching shape. However, the cumulative ductility of the proposed system satisfies the requirements as a hysteretic structure. In the event of an earthquake, only the SBRB and the chords adjacent to the column element are damaged while the rest of the structural elements remain elastic which is expected.

Results and Conclusion:

Based on the performance evaluation of the DB-TMF system, the DB-TMF system is suitable for moderate seismic region and has smaller dimension steel sections compared to the KB-TMF system.

Keywords: Double small buckling-retrained braces, Cumulative ductility, Hysteretic structure, Ductile truss moment frames.


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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 13
Publisher Item Identifier: EA-TOCIEJ-2018-85

Article History:

Received Date: 5/12/2018
Revision Received Date: 1/1/2019
Acceptance Date: 14/1/2019
Electronic publication date: 07/02/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Sugihardjo et al.

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Correspondence: Address correspondence to this author at the Department Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia; Tel: 62315946096; E-mail: hidajat.sugihardjo@gmail.com or hidayat@ce.its.ac.id