n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - A rational approach to the design of bracing to resist stability forces and a review of the CSA S16.1-99 proposals : technical paper

Volume 42, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



The design of bracing to resist stability forces involves a complex interaction between the bracing system and the member. Most studies have involved sophisticated computer analysis and as such the behavioural aspects have been clouded, especially when the results of such studies evolve into design methods. <p>This paper deals with simplified mathematical models, which clearly illustrate the interaction between the stiffness and strength of the brace itself and the buckling capacity of the strut. The proposed design rules are consistent with the behaviour, have a sound theoretical basis and are simple enough to be applied directly in a design context.

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