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John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE
X-braces are one of the most commonly used lateral bracing systems for cold-formed steel structures. This course provides detailed guidance on the design and detailing of steel strap X-braces, from wind pressure calculations to lateral drift analysis to connection design. A six-story apartment building with load-bearing stud walls is used as an example to illustrate the design concepts and procedures for X-braces. Typical details are also presented for both light-duty and heavy-duty applications.
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