International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology
June 23-27, 2014, Zvolen, Slovakia, p.761-768
Compressive strength of cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one of the important mechanical properties which should be considered in the design of mid-rise CLT building because it work to resist a heavy vertical bearing load from the upper level. The CLT panel can be manufactured in various combinations of the grade and dimension of lamina...
To improve the seismic performance of mid-rise heavy timber moment-resisting frames, a hybrid timber-steel moment-resisting connection was developed that incorporates specially detailed replaceable steel yielding link elements fastened to timber beams and columns using self-tapping screws (STS). Performance of the connection was...
Project contact is Y.H. Chui at the University of Alberta
The overall objective of the proposed project is to develop technical information that supports the use of wood I-joists with sawn lumber flanges in mid-rise building construction in western Canada where the design seismic load is relatively high.
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...