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Seismic Behaviour of Cross-Laminated Timber Structures: A State-of-the-Art Review

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1284
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Izzi, Matteo
Casagrande, Daniele
Bezzi, Stefano
Pasca, Dag
Follesa, Maurizio
Tomasi, Roberto
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Keywords
Seismic Behaviour
Finite Element Model
Q Factor
Capacity-Based Design
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Engineering Structures
Summary
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) structures exhibit satisfactory performance under seismic conditions. This ispossible because of the high strength-to-weight ratio and in-plane stiffness of the CLT panels, and the capacity ofconnections to resist the loads with ductile deformations and limited impairment of strength. This study sum-marises a part of the activities conducted by the Working Group 2 of COST Action FP1402, by presenting an in-depth review of the research works that have analysed the seismic behaviour of CLT structural systems. Thefirstpart of the paper discusses the outcomes of the testing programmes carried out in the lastfifteen years anddescribes the modelling strategies recommended in the literature. The second part of the paper introduces theq-behaviour factor of CLT structures and provides capacity-based principles for their seismic design.
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Seismic Resistant Cross Laminated Timber Structures Using an Innovative Resilient Friction Damping System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1479
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Hashemi, Ashkan
Valadbeigi, Armin
Masoudnia, Reza
Zarnani, Pouyan
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Resilient Slip Friction Joint
Energy Dissipation
Self-Centering
Hold-Down
Language
English
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 27-29, 2017, Wellington, New Zealand
Summary
Multi-storey timber structures are becoming progressively desirable owing to their aesthetic and environmental benefits and to the high strength to weight ratio of timber. A recent trend in timber building industry is toward cross laminated timber (CLT) panelized structures. The shake table tests within the SOFIE project have shown that the CLT buildings constructed with traditional methods can experience high damage especially at the connections which generally consist of hold-down brackets and shear connectors with mechanical fasteners such as nails or bolts. Thus, current construction methods are not recognised as reliable in seismic prone areas. The main objective of this project is to develop a new low damage structural concept using innovative resilient slip friction (RSF) damping devices. The component test results demonstrate the capacity of this novel joint for dissipating earthquake energy as well as self-centring to minimize the damage and the residual drift after a severe event. The application of RSF joints as holddown connectors for walls were investigated through numerical studies. Moreover, a core wall system comprised of cross laminated timber and RSF connectors is subjected to time-history earthquake simulations. The numerical results exhibit no residual displacement alongside a significant reduction in peak acceleration which can be attributed to significant amount of dissipated seismic energy over the RSF joints within the system.
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High Performance Connections to Mitigate Seismic Damage in Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Structures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2707
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Walls
Author
Smiroldo, Francesco
Gaspari, Andrea
Viel, Davide
Piazza, Maurizio
Year of Publication
2020
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Walls
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Keywords
Finite Element Modelling
Non-linear Analysis
Seismic Engineering
Earthquake
Connection Systems
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The present study proposes a new connection system for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structures in earthquake prone areas. The system is suitable for creating wall-floor-wall and wall-foundation connections, where each connection device can transfer both shear and tension forces, thus replacing the role of traditional “hold downs” and “angle brackets”, and eliminating possible uncertainty on the load paths and on the force-transfer mechanism. For design earthquakes intensity, the proposed system is designed to remain elastic without accessing the inelastic resources, avoiding in this way permanent deformations in both structural and non-structural elements. However, in case of unforeseen events of exceptional intensity, the system exhibits a pseudo-ductile behaviour, with significant deformation capacity. Furthermore, in the proposed system the vertical forces are directly transferred through the contact between wall panels, avoiding compressions orthogonal to the grain of the floor panels. In this research, the connection system was analysed via finite element modelling based on numerical strategies with different levels of refinements. Nonlinear analyses were performed in order to investigate the response of the connection to shear, tension and a combination of such forces. The numerical responses were compared with those of full-scale experimental tests performed on the proposed connection subjected to different kind of loading configuration. The results appear as promising, suggesting that the proposed connection system could represent a viable solution to build medium-rise seismic-resistant CLT structures, that minimise damage to structural and non-structural elements and the cost of repair.
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Mechanical Characterization and Seismic Behaviour of Cross Laminated Timber Panels Made of Chilean Radiata Pine

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1730
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Pérez Pulgar, Eduardo
González Soto, Paulina
Saavedra Flores, Erick
Tapia Vavra, Sergio
Torelli Conde, Jorge
Orellana Parada, Sebastián
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Keywords
Chile
Seismic Behaviour
Pine
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4746-4753
Summary
The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT or XLAM) in the multi-storey buildings construction sector has been spreading in Europe and North America over the last twenty years. Considering that Chile has one of the largest radiata pine forest resources of the world...
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Screwed Joints in Cross Laminated Timber Structures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue508
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Author
Flatscher, Georg
Bratulic, Katarina
Schickhofer, Gerhard
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Joints
Cyclic Tests
Monotonic Tests
Screws
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Approximately 60% of all joints in solid timber structures assembled with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) are realised with screws. Although, the behaviour of axially loaded self-tapping single screws is already well known, only minor experiences are available regarding the behaviour of screwed wall joints. Furthermore, since seismic resistance of CLT structures depends to a great amount on the connections’ ability to dissipate energy, it is important to extend the knowledge on their behaviour more thoroughly. This paper gives a brief overview of the results obtained from experimental monotonic and cyclic tests that were carried out not only on screwed CLT single joints, but also on wall tests with screwed joints. Additionally, the question on modelling the behaviour of a screwed wall joint based on the behaviour of a single screw will be discussed within the present contribution as well. Aforementioned tests are part of an extensive ongoing study investigated at the Graz University of Technology, Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology (TU Graz) and at the competence centre holz.bau forschungs gmbh (hbf).
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Seismic Resilient Structures with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Walls Coupled with Innovative Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) Joints

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1478
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Hashemi, Ashkan
Quenneville, Pierre
Zarnani, Pouyan
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Timber-Steel Hybrid
Lateral Load Resisting System
Resilient Slip Friction Joint
Self-Centering
Energy Dissipation
Numerical Model
Language
English
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 27-29, 2017, Wellington, New Zealand
Summary
There is an increasing public pressure to have damage avoidant structural systems in order to minimize the destruction after severe earthquakes with no post-event maintenance. This study presents and investigates a hybrid steel-timber damage avoidant Lateral Load Resisting System (LLRS) using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) walls coupled with innovative Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) joints and boundary steel columns. RSF joints are used as ductile links between the adjacent walls or between the walls and the columns. These joints are capable to provide a self-centring behaviour (the main deficiency of conventional friction joints) in addition to a high rate of energy dissipation all in one compact device. One significant advantage of this system is that there are practically no bending stresses in the CLT panels which considerably increases the allowable capacity of the system. A numerical model for a four story prototype building containing the proposed concept is developed and subjected to time-history simulations. The results confirm that this system can be considered as the new generation of resilient LLRSs for different types of structures.
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Developing Seismic Performance Factors for Cross Laminated Timber in the United States

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue124
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Author
van de Lindt, John
Amini, M. Omar
Rammer, Douglas
Line, Philip
Pei, Shiling
Popovski, Marjan
Organization
Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Keywords
Angle Bracket
Shear Test
Strength
Stiffness
Uplift Test
US
Language
English
Conference
The 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
July 21-24, 2015, Victoria, BC, Canada
Summary
This paper presents recent progress in the development of seismic performance factors for cross-laminated timber (CLT) systems in the United States. A brief overview of some of other systematic studies conducted in Europe, North America, and Japan is also provided. The FEMA P695 methodology is briefly described and selected results from connector testing and CLT wall testing are discussed. Shear and uplift tests were performed on generic angle brackets to quantify their behavior. CLT walls with these connectors were then tested investigate the influence of various parameters on wall component performance. The influential factors considered include boundary condition, gravity loading, CLT grade, panel thickness, and panel aspect ratio (height:length). Results indicate that boundary condition and gravity loading have beneficial effect on strength and stiffness of the CLT panels. CLT grade is an important parameter while CLT panel thickness only has a minimal influence on wall behavior. Higher aspect ratio (4:1) panels demonstrated less stiffness but considerably more ductility than the panels with lower aspect ratio (2:1). This paper also provides details on some ongoing efforts including additional tests planned, index buildings from which P-695 archetypes will be extracted, and nonlinear modeling for this project.
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Mechanical Behaviour of Dovetail Connections for Cross Laminated Timber Wall Elements

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue501
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Author
Stecher, Georg
Kögl, Josef
Beikircher, Wilfried
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Beech
Tensile tests
Shear Tests
Dovetails
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
The goal of this study is to determine the shear and tension resistance capacity of a tenon connector made out of beech plywood for the connection of cross laminated timber wall elements. To determine the tensile and shear capacity of the connector according to EN 26 891 [1], tensile and shear tests were performed on cross laminated timber elements with thicknesses of 100 mm, 150mm and 180 mm which were connected with the pin connector. The sample set consisted of 36 test specimens of which were 18 tensile specimens and 18 shear specimens. For each test series, three tensile and three shear tests with the top layer parallel and perpendicular to the load direction were performed. The test specimens were stored for four weeks in normal climate at 20 ° C and 65% relative humidity before they were tested. The shear and tension capacity shows a substantially linear behaviour by increasing the length of the connector. In the tensile tests a transverse tension failure happened in the transverse layer. In the shear tests a plastic failure of the beech plywood connector happened.
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Ductile Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Platform Structures with Passive Damping

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1728
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Hashemi, Ashkan
Loo, Wei Yuen
Masoudnia, Reza
Zarnani, Pouyan
Quenneville, Pierre
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Low-Rise
Numerical Model
Reverse Cyclic Loading
Quasi-Static
Simulation
Strength
Slip
Platform Buildings
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4730-4737
Summary
Multi-storey platform cross laminated timber (CLT) structures are becoming progressively desirable for engineers and owners. This is because they offer many significant advantages such as speed of fabrication, ease of construction, and excellent strength to weight ratio. With platform construction, stories are fixed together in a way that...
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