Journal of Structural Engineering, A
Online ISSN : 1881-820X
General Structural Engineering, Stability and Ultimate Strength: Article
Tests and analyses of a type of bracing systems under cyclic lateral loading
Kento AsanoTsutomu UsamiHanbin GeKoichi Watanabe
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2023 Volume 69A Pages 69-79


An investigation on a series of cyclic loading tests and numerical analyses is presented using a new type of bracing system that is composed of both a tension and a compression member. This system is aimed at providing a stable lateral load-displacement(H-Δ) relation owing to an un-buckled tension member left even after the compression member buckles. As expected, the test results are such that a series of stable H-Δrelations have been obtained even after the compression member buckles. Then with the help of the numerical analysis method, the test results are extended to obtain stable axial force-axial displacement relations of each of the composed bracing members. Finally, the test results are discussed with regard to the low cycle fatigue of members.

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