Application of the Hybrid Simulation Technique to Evaluate the Seismic Response of EBF Links

Dr. Imanpour

Fardad Mokhtari


This project aims at examining the seismic response of unbraced link beams in steel Eccentrically Braced Frames using hybrid simulation, which is an advanced structural testing method. In this technique, the critical part of the structure expected to experience instability or high nonlinearity is tested physically in the laboratory, whereas the rest of the structure is numerically analyzed using the finite element method.


Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada