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Ductile Design Text Works With New Seismic Provisions
Posted by Tom Klemens on September 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM.

ductile-design-cover-2nd-ed-large.jpgThe second edition of “Ductile Design of Steel Structures,” by Michel Bruneau, P.E., P. Eng., Chia-Ming Uang, Ph.D., and Rafael Sabelli, S.E., has been published by McGraw-Hill. Thoroughly revised throughout, this edition reflects the latest plastic and seismic design provisions and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The new edition is compatible with the recently released 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10), which is available as a free download at


The 928-page book covers steel material, cross-section, component, and system response for applications in plastic and seismic design, and provides practical guidance on how to incorporate these principles into structural design. Three new chapters address buckling-restrained braced frame design, steel plate shear wall design, and hysteretic energy dissipating systems and design strategies. Self-study problems are provided at the end of each chapter.


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