Design Resources for Buckling Restrained Braced Frames

Have you considered using Buckling Restrained Braced Frames on your steel design projects, but are unsure of where to find more information on how and where they can be used? If you are looking for guidance on including BRBFs in your next project, or want to learn more about their design process, then we have what you need!

In July 2017, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE from SunSteel, LLC presented Buckling Restrained Braced Frames for SE University.  Kim’s presentation covered design principles of Buckling Restrained Braces, and she provided guidelines on what is needed to properly specify Buckling Restrained Braces.  

Kim also referenced several published articles that include guidance on BRB design and specification which could prove useful for engineers looking to brush up on BRBF designs.  These articles are a great resource for EORs who may be considering the use of BRBs in their next seismic design.  Click on the links below to access and print your copy of these articles authored or co-authored by Kimberley Robinson.

Specifying Buckling-Restrained Brace Systems

Getting the Most Out of Buckling Restrained Braces

No Buckling Under Pressure

Brace Yourself!  Novel Uses for the Buckling Restrained Brace

Additional technical documents for Buckling Restrained Braced Frames, which include guidance on seismic design, can be found by clicking the links below:

NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 11 – Seismic Design of Steel Buckling Restrained Braced Frames

Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames – T.R. Higgins 2008 Award (technical paper)




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