Seismic design of eccentrically-braced frames with & without vertical ties for irregular buildings

The project aims at developing cost-effective steel seismic force resisting systems for multi-storey building structures that can achieved superior performance in terms of seismic stability and amplitude of damage. The system can be used for the construction of new structures or the seismic rehabilitation of existing structures. The system could also be implemented when adding storeys to existing buildings to increase the usable floor space. The internship will permit to develop and verify the applicability of the new systems to actual building constructions. The industrial partner will benefit from the project by being exposed to newer technologies that have been or are currently being developed to resist earthquake effects for multi-storey steel structures. SBSA will also be exposed to the new analysis tools and criteria that are used to evaluate the seismic performance of building structures. The partner will then be capable of using the newer structural systems in future projects.

Faculty Supervisor:

Drs. Robert Tremblay & Lucia Tirca


Liang Chen


SBSA Structural Engineers


Engineering - civil


Construction and infrastructure


Polytechnique Montréal



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