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Experimental Investigation of Connection for the FFTT, A Timber-Steel Hybrid System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue269
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Connections
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems

Mass Plywood (MPP) Concrete Composite Floor Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2795
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Material
MPP (Mass Plywood Panel)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Country of Publication
United States
Material
MPP (Mass Plywood Panel)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Mass Plywood
Concrete Topping
Bending Stiffness
Span Length
HBV Connector
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contacts are Andre Barbosa and Arijit Sinha at Oregon State University
Summary
In order to facilitate adoption of new mass timber products into practice, physical testing is required to understand and predict structural behavior. While extensive testing has been conducted at Oregon State on basic engineering properties of mass plywood panels (MPP) and MPP-to-MPP connections, there exists no experimental data on connections between MPP and other timber members (e.g. glulam) or on composite behavior of MPP with a concrete topping. Previous testing on CLT concrete-composite systems looked at different CLT-to-concrete connection systems, with HBV shear connectors-steel plates partially embedded in the timber with epoxy resin- as a strong candidate in terms of strength and stiffness performance. This project will focus on exploring the performance of MPP-concrete composite systems with HBV connectors.
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Mechanical Properties of Southern Pine Cross-Laminated Timber

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue680
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Moisture
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Hindman, Daniel
Bouldin, John
Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Moisture
Keywords
Bending Strength
Bending Stiffness
Shear Strength
Delamination
Length
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Summary
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a novel wood building material suitable for floor, roof, and wall assemblies in low- and mid-rise construction as an alternative to concrete and steel. CLTs are considered to provide good seismic resistance, fast erection ...
Online Access
Free
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Study to Validate the Floor Vibration Design of a New Mass Timber Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2634
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Organization
KPFF
Country of Publication
United States
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Vibration Performance
Damping
Span Length
Prediction
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Jacob McCann at KPFF
Summary
As interest has grown in using mass timber for commercial building projects, so too has the need to better understand the vibration characteristics of mass timber floor systems. Vibration requirements typically drive the spans and thicknesses of mass timber floors. Our team has a unique opportunity to close several crucial knowledge gaps while designing the new Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at the University of Washington, which is under design and is scheduled to start construction in the summer of 2019. Case Study for Design Guide – The HSEB will be designed using the U.S. Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide. Vibration performance will be measured to further validate or refine the model calibration suggestions put forth in the Design Guide. Damping Measurements – The HSEB will contain a wide variety of program spaces with varying damping characteristics that will be measured and correlated. Stiffness Measurements – Laboratory and in situ testing will be performed on a several floor framing systems. This will include a variety of span lengths and member depths. It will also include composite behavior of concrete and CLT floors with different connection types. The results of this study will allow for more accurate predictions of floor vibrations. This will significantly reduce the cost of mass timber systems in way that is repeatable and scalable for future architects and engineers.
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