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Math. Comput. Appl. 2013, 18(3), 438-447;

Novel Bracing Type Against Seismic Loading: KX Type

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Gaziantep, 27310, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Published: 1 December 2013
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In this study, a new bracing system is proposed which is named as KX type. Element removal method is used to obtain this new bracing. KX type optimized bracing is compared with V, and K type bracings under seismic loading. Maximum deformation value is used as performance indicator to compare effectiveness of V, K, and proposed KX type bracings to resist seismic loads. The proposed KX type bracing, yielded 99.72%, 93% and 88% reduced deformation with respect to unbraced, K type, and V type bracings respectively.
Keywords: Topology optimization; Seismic analysis; Bracing design Topology optimization; Seismic analysis; Bracing design
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Kutuk, M.A.; Gov, I. Novel Bracing Type Against Seismic Loading: KX Type. Math. Comput. Appl. 2013, 18, 438-447.

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