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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Vertical Braced Frames

Vertical braced-frames are the simplest and most effective of the stabilizing options, they are relatively straightforward to analyze, economic to fabricate, and can be erected in a relatively short space of time. Hence, Braced-Frames are without doubt the most popular and efficient stabilizing option and will account for a great majority light commercial and industrial …

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Horizontal Bracing

Horizontal braced frames are usually found in industrial type structures, where due to their open nature Composite Floors are not an option. Lateral force distribution is achieved by, what is effectively a Horizontal Triangulated Girder or Truss. The bracing system may be configured in any number of ways, depending on the limitations and/or the requirements …

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