RSFJ T-Brace

Tension Only Brace

The RSFJ-Tbrace is a brace connection that is designed to work in tension only. The Tbrace offers re centering and does NOT require post event maintenance making it the ideal simple long-term bracing solution.

It needs to be installed in pairs allowing resistance in either direction. It is installed with a slender bar which needs to be capacity designed. All the ductility is in the Tbrace.

ADVANTAGES

  • /Self-centring
  • /No post event maintenance: Reduced costs when considering earthquake sequences
  • /Scalability: Can be installed in parallel to increase the capacity
  • /Arrives on site ready for install (no secondary steps required)
  • /Easy installation

APPLICATIONS

New and retrofit projects, and can be implemented to all types of buildings; steel, timber, concrete, or a hybrid of any.

  • /Multi story applications
  • /Portal frames
  • /Industrial pallet racks

DIMENSIONS

The dimensions of the RSFJ products mostly depend on the demand deflection. To support the application of RSFJs in a wide range of brace sizes, the RSFJ products are provided in 2 different ranges of deflections: up to 40mm, and 40 to 80mm. The following table shows the approximate dimensions of RSFJ products.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

See the RSFJ Structual Modelling Guide