What is the advantage of braced building?

Answer by Rakshita Nagayach:

A braced building is the one which is reinforced by steel members which increase the tensile as well as compressive strength of the building.

Bracing of a building is done by two methods,

  • Concentric Bracing :
  • Eccentric Bracing:

The advantages of Braced buildings are:

  • Due to bracing of the buildings,  lateral storey displacement, storey drift as well as axial force and bending moment in columns reduces to a remarkable level.
  • Reduction in lateral displacement is a major advantage. Concentric (X) bracing is more effective in this case than Eccentric (V) bracing.
  • Braced frames resist the wind and seismic forces, much more than non-braced buildings.
  • Steel bracing is economical, easy to erect, occupies less space and has flexibility to design for meeting the required strength and stiffness.

Source: Page on ipublishing.co.in
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What is the advantage of braced building?

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