International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET)
Structures in high seismic risk areas may be susceptible to severe damage in a major earthquake. For the variety of structures and possible deficiencies that arise, several retrofitting techniques can be considered. Bracing system is one of the retrofitting techniques and it provides an excellent approach for strengthening and stiffening existing building for lateral forces. Also, another potential advantage of this system is the comparatively small increase in mass associated with the retrofitting scheme since this is a great problem for several retrofitting techniques. The authors' ability to build seismically safe structures with adequate seismic resistance has increased significantly in the past few decades.