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dc.contributor.authorBroderick, Brian Michael
dc.contributor.authorGoggins, Jamie
dc.identifier.citationBroderick, BM; Goggins, J; Elghazouli, AY (2005) 'Cyclic performance of steel and composite bracing members'. Journal Of Constructional Steel Research, 61 (4):493-514.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an experimental study on the response of hollow and filled steel members to monotonic and cyclic axial loading. Monotonic tests were first performed on short specimens to establish their compressive and tensile axial resistances and to investigate the effect of infill on local buckling and ductility. These were followed by cyclic tests on longer bracing members with three different cross-section sizes. The presence of concrete infill was observed to influence the mode of failure displayed by the specimens, as well as their compression and tension load responses. The ductility capacities of the individual specimens are compared, and the effects of slenderness, steel strength and infill are quantified. The experimental findings are compared with the recommendations of a number of international codes of practice and previous research studies on the seismic response of steel braces. It is found that the infill contributes to the compression resistance of the brace, even after multiple inelastic load reversals, and that it can improve ductility capacity by preventing or limiting local buckling.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Constructional Steel Researchen
dc.subjectearthquake engineeringen_US
dc.subjectstructural engineeringen_US
dc.subjectcold-formed steelen_US
dc.subjectexperimental testingen_US
dc.subjectcyclic loadingen_US
dc.subjectlow-cycle fatigueen_US
dc.titleCyclic performance of steel and composite bracing membersen_US
dc.local.contactJamie Goggins, Civil Engineering Department, Nui Galway. 2609 Email:

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