TG03 Systems: Stability of Steel Systems, Especially Frames

Mission statement: The mission of TG03 is to maintain a forum where stability aspects of metal and metal composite structural systems with emphasis on frames including bracing can be presented for evaluation and pertinent research problems proposed for investigation. The TG will promote dissemination of knowledge in the field of stability design and analysis of structural systems. The TG will foster applications of research results and develop comprehensive and consistent strength and performance criteria and encourage consideration thereof by specification, code and standard-writing bodies.

Chair: Graham Cranston, SGH (current term: May 2017 - May 2020)

Vice-chair: Simos Gerasimidis, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (current term: May 2017 - May 2020)

Current Activities:

Create database of benchmark problems for frame/system stability
Experimental database/benchmark needed as well
Develop summary of how each hazard approaches system stability - seismic vs. static vs. blast vs. fire – each hazard takes a different approach to system stability (collaboration with ongoing ASCE project)

Roster: A roster of current members and corresponding members is maintained by SSRC.

Participate: SSRC members interested in joining this Task Group should contact SSRC or the Chair directly. New members are subject to approval by the SSRC Executive Committee. Non-SSRC members interested in the activities of this task group should join the mailing list of the TG. This TG meets in-person at the SSRC Annual Meetings on the Tuesday preceding the SSRC Annual Stability Conference, which is held annually in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference.

TG03 News

  • Research Spotlight: Seismic Stability of Multi-Tiered Ordinary Concentrically-Braced Frames

    2017 Annual Stability Conference Presentation Session S2 – Seismic Stability of Members and Systems Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:45 am Seismic Stability of Multi-Tiered Ordinary Concentrically-Braced Frames Multi-tiered braced frames (MT-BFs) are created when a tall single-story braced bay is divided into multiple bracing panels over the height, with no diaphragms or out-of-plane column supports between […]