Case studies

RESEARCH AND VALIDATION TESTING

Brace

Tension & Compression Brace

This full scale test demonstrated the Tectonus RSFJ technology as a damage avoidance seismic connection that provides highly ductile tension and compression braces with self centring capability.

Shearwalls

For Timber | Concrete | Steel

These full scale test demonstrated the Tectonus RSFJ technology as effective seismic hold-downs which provide highly ductile rocking shearwalls with self-centring capability.

Moment Resisting Frames

For Steel | Timber | Concrete

The MRF full scale test demonstrated the Tectonus RSFJ technology in a Moment Resisting Frame application. The Tectonus units performed in tension and compression and in this test were positioned at the bottom flange of the beam.

Tension-Only Brace

Timber | Concrete

These full scale test demonstrated the Tectonus RSFJ technology in a cross-bracing system. With the Tectonus units the detrimental pinching effect that plagues the usual cross bracing systems was not present.