Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Hale, W Micah
Continuing on the findings of “Using Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames in Eccentric Configuration,” by Dr. Gary S. Prinz, P.E., which determined that, from a performance standpoint, BRBF-Es could be a viable alternative for EBFs. A comparative analysis was conducted on the design procedures and initial cost estimates of BRBF-Es and EBFs. Upon designing four 12-Story buildings (two BRBF-Es and two EBFs), it was determined that BRBF-Es were easier to design due to the statically determinant system. The initial costs estimates of BRBF-Es; however, ranged upwards of 30% more cost than EBFs. Therefore, the initial investment of more intensive structural engineering design in EBFs allowed for less cost in the construction phase of the building.
Vayda, Peter T., "Comparative Analysis of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames in Eccentric Configuration (BRBF-Es) and Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs)" (2015). Civil Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 29.