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Performance Based Seismic Design of Cross Laminated Timber Tall Buildings with Inter-Story Isolation System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1431
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Bolvardi, Vahab
Organization
Colorado School of Mines
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Direct Displacement Design Method
Inter-Story Isolation
Mid-Rise
Tall Wood
Numerical Simulation
Shake Table Test
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
With the rapidly increasing rate of urbanization worldwide especially in high seismic regions, researchers and engineers are seeking cost-effective building systems that are sustainable and can achieve superior seismic performances. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is an engineered wood based material which is known as a suitable wood product for tall building construction because of its robustness and enhanced fire performance. However, the traditional CLT platform shear wall lateral system is susceptible to damage at their connections during strong earthquakes, one of the potentially viable solutions to avoid connection damage in strong earthquakes is to implement inter-story isolation system in multi-story CLT buildings. Application of such a system leads to elongated building natural period, shifted lateral displacement demands, and increased amount of damping. This concept has been used in both steel and concrete structures but not yet in any wood buildings. Traditional light-framed wood building has a height limit of 4~5 stories which inter-story isolation is not beneficial or necessary. Only until recently, CLT material enables the construction of tall wood buildings that can fully utilize the benefit of inter-story isolation. The objective of this study is to apply performance-based seismic design methodology for inter-story isolated tall CLT buildings to explicitly target desirable wood building drift and isolation deformation levels. Thus, a generalized Direct Displacement Design (DDD) philosophy for inter-story isolated CLT buildings was outlined to provide different levels of performance against moderate to strong earthquakes. The proposed DDD approach was developed and implemented with two examples of different building heights. The examples include a 12-story CLT building representing mid-rise construction, and a 20-story building representing tall wood construction. The resulted design was validated using numerical simulation with an existing software package validated through large scale shake table tests. It is discovered that for the height range currently planned for wood construction, having just one isolation layer can provide reasonable level of damage mitigation. This study also provides insight into the widely used DDD approach on a fundamental level. A specific study on the uncertainty in current DDD procedures applying to linear and nonlinear structural systems was conducted. The research work result was disseminated as peer-reviewed publications that have been published or in the process of preparation.
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Connections for Stackable Heavy Timber Modules in Midrise to Tall Wood Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2087
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Connections
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Zhang, Chao
Lee, George
Lam, Frank
Organization
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Connections
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Modular
Intra-module Connection
Inter-module Vertical Connection
Inter-module horizontal Connection
Mid-Rise
Tall Wood
Screws
Load Transfer
Steel Angle Bracket
Stiffness
Strength
Ductility
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
In Phase I (2018-19) of this project on Prefabricated Heavy Timber Modular Construction, three major types of connections used in a stackable modular building were studied: intramodule connection, inter-module vertical connection, and inter-module horizontal connection. The load requirement and major design criteria were identified...
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Measuring-Up In Timber: A Critical Perspective on Mid- and High-Rise Timber Building Design

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue607
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Fleming, Patrick
Smith, Simon
Ramage, Michael
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Mid-Rise
High-Rise
Europe
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly
Summary
Architects, engineers and researchers alike often cite practical reasons for building with wood. Since the development of curved glulam beams and columns over a century ago, the widespread use of massive structural timber elements has allowed architects and engineers to design and build in wood with unprecedented speed and scale. Moreover, rising concerns of climate change and the carbon-dioxide emissions associated with construction encourage the use of wood as a viable alternative to steel and concrete, due to CO2 sequestration in trees. In mid- and high-rise buildings, the current shift from steel and concrete towards massive structural timber elements like glulam, laminated-veneer lumber (LVL) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) is evident in a number of recently completed timber buildings in Europe, ranging from seven to nine storeys. Several speculative design proposals have also been made for ‘timber towers’ of thirty, fortytwo and even sixty-five storeys, recognising that designing with massive structural timber elements in high-rise buildings is still in its infancy. This paper offers a new perspective on building with wood at this scale, beyond carbon sequestrationand construction.
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Dynamic Response of Tall Timber Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue130
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Abeysekera, Ishan
MÁLAGA-CHUQUITAYPE, Christian
Organization
Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Wind
Keywords
High-Rise
Mid-Rise
Tall Wood
Tornado
Dynamic Behaviour
Finite element (FE) model
Language
English
Conference
SECED 2015 Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
July 9-10, 2015, Cambridge, UK
Summary
The low carbon footprint and high structural efficiency of engineered wood materials make tall-timber buildings an attractive option for high-rise construction. However, due to the relatively low mass and stiffness characteristics of timber structures, some concerns have been raised regarding their dynamic response. This paper examines the dynamic behaviour of tall timber buildings under tornado and downburst wind loads. It summarizes the results of extensive response history analyses over a suite of FE structural models subjected to different wind actions and compares them with the ISO10137 comfort criteria. In general, large levels of floor accelerations are observed in particular for stiffer medium-rise structures with significant density of walls. It is shown that downburst loading governs the peak acceleration response of medium-rise buildings whilst tornado loading becomes more critical for taller buildings. The effectiveness of TMDs in reducing peak acceleration values is explored. This study emphasizes the need for further studies on the dynamic behaviour of tall timber buildings.
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Potential for Design Optimisation of a Six-Storey Lightframe Wood Building Using Linear Dynamic Analysis

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1661
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Design and Systems
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Author
Tremblay-Auclair, Jean-Philippe
Salenikovich, Alexander
Frenette, Caroline
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Design and Systems
Keywords
Canada
Braced Frame Model
Linear Dynamic Analysis
Mid-Rise
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 3649-3656
Summary
Recently, Canadian building regulations have allowed construction of light-frame wood buildings up to six storeys. Even though equivalent static force procedure (ESFP) is generally used for the seismic design of such buildings, in cases of irregular structures and in high seismic zones a linear dynamic analysis (LDA) is required by the code. However, commercial software has not yet been adapted to the dynamic analysis of this type of structures. In this paper, a design procedure for light-frame wood shear walls using a braced frame model and LDA is proposed and the potential for design optimisation is presented for a six-storey light-frame wood building located in Quebec City in the Eastern Canada. Comparisons between the proposed LDA procedure and ESFP based on the shear distribution, overturning moments, interstorey drifts and total inelastic deflections are shown. Structural advantages of using the proposed LDA are demonstrated.
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Study on Seismic Performance of Building Construction with Cross Laminated Timber: Part 14: Deformation of Joints and Fracture Behavior on Three Story Full-Scale Static Load Test

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue981
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Seismic
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Nasu, Hideyuki
Yahaura, Sota
Gosei, Murakami
Goto, Hiroshi
Hamamoto, Takashi
Miyake, Tatsuya
Yasumura, Motoi
Organization
Architectural Institute of Japan
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Japan
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Seismic
Connections
Keywords
Static Load Tests
Mid-Rise
Fracture Behavior
Full Scale
Seismic Performance
Language
Japanese
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This paper gives a bibliographical review of the finite element methods (FEMs) applied in the analysis of wood. The added bibliography at the end of this article contains 300 references to papers and conference proceedings on the subject that were published between 1995 and 2004. The following topics are included: Wood as a construction material—material and mechanical properties; wood joining and fastening; fracture mechanics problems; drying process, thermal properties; other topics. Wood products and structures—lumber; glulam, panels, wood composites; trusses and frames; floors, roofs; bridges; other products/structures.
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Dynamic Analysis of Large-Scale Wooden Structures with a Core of Reinforced Concrete and Considering Wooden Diaphragm Stiffness : Part1. Background and Analysis Models

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue876
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Design and Systems
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Asakawa, Takeshi
Kano, Daisuke
Organization
Architectural Institute of Japan
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Japan
Format
Journal Article
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Mid-Rise
Timber-Concrete Hybrid
Language
Japanese
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The purpose of this paper is to outline the foundation for the research by presenting the underlying design philosophy and resulting design framework that will serve as the basis for the emerging design methodology. In this way, context will be provided for the technical papers to follow and the eventual design methodology at the project’s conclusion. A companion paper, “Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms—Part 2: Research Program,” describes the specific analytical and experimental activities taking place in the research.
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Dynamic Analysis of Large-Scale Wooden Structures with a Core of Reinforced Concrete and Considering Wooden Diaphragm Stiffness : Part2 Results of Response Analysis and Studies

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue875
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Design and Systems
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Kano, Daisuke
Asakawa, Takeshi
Organization
Architectural Institute of Japan
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Japan
Format
Journal Article
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Mid-Rise
Timber-Concrete Hybrid
Language
Japanese
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The purpose of this paper is to outline the foundation for the research by presenting the underlying design philosophy and resulting design framework that will serve as the basis for the emerging design methodology. In this way, context will be provided for the technical papers to follow and the eventual design methodology at the project’s conclusion. A companion paper, “Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms—Part 2: Research Program,” describes the specific analytical and experimental activities taking place in the research.
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Review and Discussion of North American Building Codes and Fire Performance Design Criteria for Mass Timber with Focus on CLT

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1878
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Fire
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Numerical Study of Pin-Supported Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Shear Wall System Equipped with Low-Yield Steel Dampers

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1267
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Seismic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Author
Ma, Siyao
Organization
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Topic
Seismic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Low-Rise
Mid-Rise
Rocking Walls
Steel Dampers
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This thesis presents a numerical study of a novel rocking cross-laminated timber (CLT) shear wall system for low- to mid-rise constructions. The system takes advantage of the high in-plane stiffness of CLT coupled with low-yield steel dampers to control the rocking motion of the CLT shear walls during earthquakes. The low-yield steel dampers connected between two rigid CLT wall panels provide the mechanism needed to dissipate the earthquake energy. This concentrates the damage in the dampers, allowing the system to be repaired efficiently after major earthquakes. Numerical models of the CLT shear wall system have been developed using both OpenSees Navigator and ABAQUS software. Models of low-yield steel damper systems were calibrated using available experimental results. With the rigid floor/roof assumption, a simplified OpenSees model of the CLT shear wall system was demonstrated to be effective and reasonably accurate in predicting the response of the system under large excitations. Therefore, it is efficient and reliable to apply the OpenSees model to study the seismic response of CLT shear wall buildings. A case study of a six-storey CLT shear wall building located in Vancouver, Canada was studied; and, detailed parameteric studies were conducted to investigate the influences of the damper type (damper shear strength), number of dampers, damper location, different earthquake records versus target earthquake design response spectrum, and earthquake peak ground acceleration (PGA) on the building response. It was determined that an optimized damper design with comprehensive consideration of these five factors can provide a building with a small roof drift ratio, as well as minor damages on the dampers. Concepts and examples for connection design are also provided.
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