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Blue Book Article  8.03.020

Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames (BRBFs) are a special class of concentrically braced frames (CBFs) in which overall brace buckling is precluded at expected force demands of the brace (Clark et al., 1999). Just as with other concentrically braced frames, the centerlines of BRBF members that meet at a joint intersect at a point (or with minor eccentricities) to form a complete vertical truss system that resists lateral forces.