Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Buckling Resistant Brace Design


Principal Investigators: Prof. Jerry Hajjar and Prof. Toru Tekeuchi (Tokyo University)

Research Assistants: Ryota Matsui

A series of cyclic tests of buckling resistance braces has been conducted in NSEL using a 600 kip testing frame. Braces were subjected to fully reversed axial testing at strain levels of up to ±5%. This project was sponsored by Nippon Steel under supervision of Prof. Jerry Hajjar from UIUC and Prof. Toru Takeuchi from Tokyo University. UIUC Graduate student Ryota Matsui was a leading figure in the instrumentation, testing procedure, and data analysis for this project.

If you are interested in this project or if you have any questions, please contact Ryota Matsui at .
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