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Heavy Brace Gusset Plate Connections for Braced Steel Frames

Heavy brace gusset connections for the purposes of this paper are defined as gusset plates that connect large tubes (circular and square) or buckling restrained braces used in braced frames (concentric and eccentric) for medium and high rise applications.

20 July 2011

Heavy brace gusset connections for the purposes of this paper are defined as gusset plates that connect large tubes (circular and square) or buckling restrained braces used in braced frames (concentric and eccentric) for medium and high rise applications. This includes both corner and midspan gusset plate connections (figure 1). While the guidance in this paper pertains principally to gusset plate connections, the principles will also be applicable to UC brace/beam/ column connections. Reference is made to HERA Design and Construction Bulletins (Clifton 1998, 2000, and 2001) that cover this situation.

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Alistair Fussell