عنوان مقاله [English]
The use of energy, as means to derive seismic design forces, to design eccentrically braced frames with a moment link, is presented in this paper. The ultimate design forces are derived from input energy for a selected design pseudovelocity spectrum, a selected plastic yield mechanism, a selected target deformation level, and a selected plastic angle of link beam. This method eliminates the need for a drift check after the structure is designed for strength. This method can lead to a desirable yield mechanism for structures in an ultimate state. For comparison between the seismic response of structures designed with an equivalent static method and an energy-based method, a 10 story frame is designed considering the above two methods, from which, the results from nonlinear analyses of the frames, are compared. The results indicate that a design by an energy-based method can lead to more dissipation of input energy and more ductility of structures.