A series of cyclic tests on Buckling-Resistant Braces were conducted in the NSEL in September 2007. using the 600-kip testing frame. This project was sponsored by Nippon Steel under supervision from Prof. Jerry Hajjar from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Prof. Toru Takeuchi from Tokyo University. Graduate student Ryota Matsui was the leading person in instrumentation, testing procedure, and data analysis. Braces were subjected to fully reversed axial testing at the strain level of up to ± 5%.


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