Braced Frames

Braced frames use trussing to resist sideways forces on buildings. Trussing, or triangulation, is formed by inserting diagonal structural members into rectangular areas of a structural frame. It helps stabilise the frame against sideways forces from earthquakes and strong winds.

Note ! In a braced frame, bracing is usually provided in every storey of the building.

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                     Braced Frames

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