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A Comparative Analysis of Three Methods Used for Calculating Deflections for Multi-Storey Wood Shearwalls

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1719
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Shear Walls
Wood Building Systems
Author
Newfield, Grant
Wang, Jasmine
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Shear Walls
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Deformation
Drifts
Stiffness
Building Period
Base Shear
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4597-4604
Summary
With the introduction of 5 and 6-storey wood structures into the National Building Code of Canada 2015, it is important that guidance be provided to engineers to ensure that a reasonable design approach can be sought in the design of taller wood structures. The purpose of this technical paper is to compare various methods for calculating building deformations for wood-platform framed structures, which range from simply assuming each storey acts independent of the adjacent storey to a purely mechanics-based approach considering all 6 storeys acting as a continuous wall in order to compare the differences in drifts, stiffness, building period, base shear, and force distribution based on relative stiffness. General guidance is provided on which method to use.
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