Vertical Bracing – Setting Out

Here, we’ll be looking at the setting-out procedure for Concentric vertical bracing using gusset-plates, the general principles will apply to all bracing configurations irrespective of member sizes. Concentric bracing implies that the Work-Points are derived from the center-line intersections of the beam, column, and bracing member. The center-lines represent the neutral axes of the members, …

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Vertical Bracing

The Vertical Braced-Frame is the most straightforward and efficient vertical stabilizing system. It’s fairly straightforward to resolve, and equally straightforward to fabricate and erect. Braced frames are flexible in the sense that they can be adapted to suit almost any conditions and a wide variety of load combinations. Bracing is also the most economical stabilizing …

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