Large inelastic cyclic testing of the gusset-plate brace member assemblies in ultra-low cycle fatigue regime

Muhammad Shariq Hassan

National University of Ireland Galway

Muhammad Shariq Hassan, a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at the National University of Ireland-Galway, working with Dr. Jamie Goggins and Dr. Suhaib Salawdeh on improving the European design of concentrically braced steel frames from the seismic aspect, has completed his M.Sc. degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in subject identical to the current field of work. He was engaged with the Chartered Engineering firm and has worked on the designing of the highest multi-story building project ever constructed back to Pakistan. He is also a part of STEP Engineer’s Ireland programme.


In this paper, the test results of four gusset plate-brace member assemblies in the ultra-low cycle fatigue regime (less than 20 cycles) is presented. Square hollow sections (SHS) of four different cross sections (i.e. 60 x 60... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Muhammad Shariq Hassan (National University of Ireland Galway)
  2. Jack English (Holmes Consulting Group)
  3. Jamie Goggins (National University of Ireland Galway)
  4. Suhaib Salawdeh (National University of Ireland Galway)

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ST-1 » Structures (10:30 - Tuesday, 30th August, ENG-2002)