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Test reports available

Full scale test reports of Star Seismic's BRBs can be downloaded from our technical support page. These reports describes the results and analysis of tests performed on 20 Buckling Restrained Braces manufactured by Star Seismic. The tests were performed on the Seismic Response Modification Device (SRMD) shake table facility at the University of California, San Diego, at the University of Utah and at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Wildcat test results according to EN 15129 and ECCS

The paper describes detailed test results of two Star Seismic BRBs. The tests were performed according to EN 15129 (Anti-seismic devices) and ECCS (European Convention for Constructional Steelwork) protocols at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

WildCat test report, USA

This report describes the results and analysis of tests performed on seven Buckling Restrained Braces manufactured by Star Seismic, LLC. The tests were performed and the Structures and Materials Laboratory of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Utah during the spring of 2006. 

PowerCat test report 1, USA

Subassemblage testing of eight full-scale Buckling Restrained Braces for Star Seismic, LLC was conducted using a shake table facility at the University of California, San Diego. Each specimen was pin-connected to a gusset knife plate at each end. The shake table imposed both longitudinal and transverse deformations to one end of the brace.  Both modified Standard Loading and Low-cycle Fatigue tests as derived from the proposed  SEAOC-AISC  Recommended  Provisions  for  Buckling Restrained Braced Frames were conducted; one specimen was also subjected to a simulated Sylmar, Northridge earthquake response in real-time. All  specimens  performed  well  under  the  Standard  Loading  Protocol. The hysteresis behavior of the braces was very stable prior to fracture, and a significant amount of energy was dissipated by each specimen.

PowerCat test report 2, USA

The results of a series of tests performed at the UCSD Caltrans Seismic Response Modification Device (SRMD) testing facility on the Star Seismic Mercy San Juan Hospital Project are presented in this report. Three Buckling Restrained Braces were tested over this time period. 


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