KB 001682 | Defining Effective Length of X-Bracings in RFEM 6

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Defining the appropriate effective length is crucial to obtain the correct member design capacity. For X-bracing that is connected at the center, the engineers often wonder if the full end-to-end length of the member shall be used or using half of the length to where the members are connected is sufficient.
This article outlines the recommendations given by the AISC and provides an example on how to specify the effective length of the X-braces in RFEM.

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Dlubal Knowledge Base Steel Design Braced Frame AISC Dlubal KB Knowledge Base Technical article construction Civil engineering Structural engineer Structural Design Structural designer Structural analysis Structural Engineer RFEM 6 RSTAB 9 Dlubal Software

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