Who is Star Seismic Europe?
Star Seismic Europe designs and engineers Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB), which provide earthquake resistance to steel and concrete construction projects.
What is a Buckling Restrained Braced Frame?
Star Seismic Europe's Bucking Restrained Braced Frame (BRBF) system, designed for new and retrofit construction, allow for smaller connections, reduced beam and column sizes and smaller footings while significantly improving the seismic response of the structure. Buckling Restrained Braced Frame system is a new type of building frame system in Europe, which is already in use in America and in Japan. Axial load of the brace is transmitted by a steel core, while the casing provides the proper lateral support against flexural buckling of the core. Preventing buckling leads to similar strength and ductile behavior in compression and tension.
Why is buckling prevention beneficial?
By preventing buckling of the braces, the beneficial cyclic behavior of the steel material is extrapolated to element level and thus to the overall structural level: extremely dissipative structure can be designed using BRB.
Why is it a cost-effective system?
Because high behavior (response modification) factors (q=6 to 8) are associated with Star Seismic Europe's BRBF system, a building can be designed for lower force levels. Reduction in structural member size and in gusset plate size means more material savings and reduced man-hours.
How is the behavior of BRBs proven?
Full-scale, dynamic experimental results prove the ductile, stable and repeatable hysteretic behavior of structures built with BRBs.
Can BRBF system be used in Europe?
Yes, the relatively new European Standard EN 15129, Anti-seismic devices considers Buckling Restrained Braces as a displacement dependent anti-seismic devices.
Austrian Standards plus Gmbh, No. 0988-CPD-0817 certificate attests that all provisions concerning the attestation of conformity and the performances described in the Annex ZA of the standard EN 15129 were applied and that Star Seismic Europe's Buckling Restrained Braces fulfil all the prescribed requirements which entitle the manufacturer to affix the CE marking. CE affirms that a product is in conformity with European standards for safety, public health and consumer protection.
Test results of our Buckling Restrained Braces are in compliance with the standards found in Appendix T of ANSI/AISC 341-05.
Our products are produced in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AQAP 2110-certified factory.
Star Seismic people worldwide are dedicated to assist your project to exhibit high seismic performance and prevent damage to primary structural members while providing extremely cost effective solutions by their BRBF system.
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