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Development of an Innovative Hybrid Timber-Steel Moment-Resisting Frame for Seismic-Resistant Heavy Timber Structures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3012
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Connections
Material
Steel-Timber Composite
Author
Gohlich, Ryan
Organization
Carleton University
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Thesis
Material
Steel-Timber Composite
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Hybrid Connection
Self-tapping screw
Moment-resisting Connection
Dynamic Time-History Analysis
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This study assesses the seismic performance of a new hybrid timber-steel moment-resisting connection for mid-rise heavy timber structures. This system consists predominantly of timber members, but utilizes a steel yielding link at the beam-column joint that improves seismic performance by replacing connection components that are susceptible to brittle failure with ductile steel elements. The steel-to-timber connection was made using self-tapping screws. By localizing all inelastic behaviour to a single ductile component, design with high seismic force reduction factors becomes justifiable. Four connections were tested; a majority of the plastic rotation was localized to the link, high levels of ductility were achieved, and the steel-to-timber connections remained undamaged. A numerical study was performed on a hybrid frame using the proposed connection, and an equivalent steel-only frame. Results showed that drifts and accelerations remained within allowable limits, indicating that well-detailed hybrid connections can result in seismic performance similar to steel-only frames.
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Moment-resisting beam-to-column timber connections with inclined threaded rods: Structural concept and analysis by use of the component method

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3132
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Connections
Author
Stamatopoulos, Haris
Malo, Kjell Arne
Vilguts, Aivars
Organization
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Publisher
Elsevier
Year of Publication
2022
Format
Journal Article
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Moment-resisting Connection
Threaded Rod
Rotational Stiffness
Research Status
Complete
Series
Construction and Building Materials
Summary
The use of moment-resisting frames with semi-rigid connections as a lateral load-carrying system in timber buildings can reduce the need for bracing with diagonal members or walls and allow for more open and flexible architecture. The overall performance of moment-resisting frames depends largely on the properties of their connections. Screwed-in threaded rods with wood screw thread feature high axial stiffness and capacity and they may be used as fasteners in beam-to-column, moment-resisting timber connections. In the present paper, a structural concept for a beam–to-column, moment-resisting timber connection based on threaded rods is presented and explained. Analytical expressions for the estimation of the rotational stiffness and the forces in the rods were derived based on a component-method approach. The analytical predictions for stiffness were compared to experimental results from full scale tests and the agreement was good.
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A study on beam-to-column moment-resisting timber connections under service load, comparing full-scale connection testing and mock-up frame assembly

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3116
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Connections
Application
Frames
Author
Vilguts, Aivars
Nesheim, Sveinung Ørjan
Stamatopoulos, Haris
Malo, Kjell Arne
Organization
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Year of Publication
2022
Format
Journal Article
Application
Frames
Topic
Connections
Keywords
Moment-resisting Connection
Semi-rigid Connection
Screwed-in Threaded Rods
Experimental Modal Analysis
Research Status
Complete
Series
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Summary
A new timber frame structural system consisting of continuous columns, prefabricated hollow box timber decks and beam-to-column moment-resisting connections is investigated. The hollow box timber decks allow long spans with competitive floor height and efficient material consumption. To achieve long spans, semi-rigid connections at the corners of deck elements are used to join the columns to the deck elements. In the present paper, experimental investigations of a semi-rigid moment-resisting connection and a mock-up frame assembly are presented. The semi-rigid connection consists of inclined screwed-in threaded rods and steel coupling parts, connected with friction bolts. Full-scale moment-resisting timber connections were tested under monotonic and cyclic loading to quantify rotational stiffness, energy dissipation and moment resistance. The mock-up frame assembly was tested under cyclic lateral loading and with experimental modal analysis. The lateral stiffness, energy dissipation, rotational stiffness of the connections and the eigen frequencies of the mock-up frame assembly were quantified based on the experimental tests in combination with a Finite Element model, i.e., the model was validated with experimental results from the rotational stiffness tests of the beam-to-column connections. Finally, the structural damping measured with experimental modal analysis was evaluated and compared with FE model using the material damping of timber parts and equivalent viscous damping of the moment-resisting connections.
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