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Accuracy Evaluation of Gamma-Method for Deflection Prediction of Partial Composite Beams

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1911
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Design and Systems
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Wood Building Systems
Beams
Author
Atashipour, Seyed
Landel, Pierre
Al-Emrani, Mohammad
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Wood Building Systems
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Design and Systems
Keywords
Shear Deformation
Exact Solution
Finite Element (FE) Model
Numerical Analysis
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23, 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Summary
In this paper a precise model is established for deflection prediction of mechanically jointed beams with partial composite action. High accuracy of the proposed method is demonstrated through comparison with a comprehensive finite element (FE) modelling for a timber-concrete partial composite beam. Next, the obtained numerical results are compared with gamma-method, a well-known simplified solution for timber engineers according to the Eurocode 5. Validity and accuracy level of the gamma-method are investigated for various boundary conditions as well as different values of beam length-to-depth ratio, and discussed in details.
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An innovative timber-steel hybrid beam consisting of glulam mechanically reinforced by means of steel rod: Analytical and preliminary numerical investigations

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3135
Year of Publication
2021
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Wang, Tianxiang
Wang, Yue
Crocetti, Roberto
Franco, Luca
Schweigler, Michael
Wålinder, Magnus
Organization
KTH royal institute of technology
Univiersità IUAV di Venezia
Linnaeus University
Publisher
Elsevier
Year of Publication
2021
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Hybrid Structure
Mechanical Connection
Shear Key
Timber-Steel Hybrid Beam
Analytical Model
Numerical Analysis
Retrofitting Techniques
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Building Engineering
Summary
There is an increasing interest in large-dimensional timber structural elements within the construction sector in order to fulfil the combined demand of sustainability, open spaces and architectural flexibility. Current timber technology allows for efficient production of long-size beams, but many problems are related to their overall high costs due to difficulties in transportation, manufacturing on site and handling during the mounting phase. Hence, the aim of this work is to propose and study an innovative timber-steel hybrid structural element composed of shorter pieces of beams connected and reinforced by means of a system consisting of steel shear keys and steel rods. The small timber elements and steel devices can be prefabricated with low costs and easily assembled into large elements at the construction sites. The proposed system can also be used for retrofitting of existing timber members when it is necessary to increase their strength, stiffness and ductility. The structural behavior of the proposed system was therefore studied both as a connection and as a retrofitting technique, which were analyzed via two types of hybrid beams, one with a splice at mid-span and one without, separately. A simple glulam beam with the same geometrical characteristics of the two hybrid structures was also investigated for the comparison of the structural behavior. The analytical results show that the hybrid beams with and without splice have both obtained significant increasement in the stiffness, strength and ductility. The numerical analyses are limited in the elastic stage due to the elastic mechanical properties assigned to the structural components. The numerical results show good agreement with the analytical ones for each type of beam in terms of the stiffness in the elastic stage. Finally, the influence of the parameters such as the distance between shear keys, slip modulus of shear keys and diameter of rod, on the structural behavior of hybrid beams is discussed in this paper.
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Assessment of Timber Floor Vibration Performance: A Case Study in Italy

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue147
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Author
Casagrande, Daniele
Piazza, Maurizio
Franciosi, Alessandro
Pederzolli, Federico
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Design and Systems
Keywords
Dynamic
Eurocode
ISO
Italy
Natural Frequency
Numerical analysis
Testing
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Vibrations induced by people walking is one of the most important issue in timber floor design. Low natural frequency and low mass require a careful analysis in order to prevent significant annoyance and to guarantee an acceptable human comfort. This paper is concerned with the assessment of vibration performance of a timber-concrete composite timber floor and a cross laminated timber floor used in two timber buildings under construction in Trento (Italy). Different approaches suggested by Standards and literature were employed: analytical methods, numerical analyses and laboratory tests. About analytical methods the uniformed distributed load deflection criterion (ULD), the Eurocode 5 criterion and some criterions from literature were compared, whereas the Vibration Dose Value (VDV) method, as suggested by ISO 10137, was used for the numerical models and the laboratory tests. The numerical analyses were carried out by means of a finite element modelling. The load due to footfall was simulated by static and dynamic vertical forces. The laboratory tests were characterized by thirty walking tests for each floor. Impact testing with modal hammer was also undertaken in order to investigate the dynamic properties of the specimens. All results are compared and discussed.
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Basalt Fibre Reinforcement of Bent Heterogeneous Glued Laminated Beams

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2988
Year of Publication
2021
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Author
Wdowiak-Postulak, Agnieszka
Organization
Kielce University of Technology
Publisher
MDPI
Year of Publication
2021
Format
Journal Article
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Timber Quality Classes
Basalt Fibre Reinforcement
Bending Strength
Theoretical Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Research Status
Complete
Series
Materials
Summary
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the properties of glued laminated beams made in diverse configurations of timber quality classes, reinforced using a new technique that is cheaper and easy to apply. The aim of the experimental investigations was to enhance reinforcement effectiveness and rigidity of glued laminated beams. The tests consisted of four-point bending of large-scale specimens reinforced with basalt fibres (BFRP). The tests were meant to obtain images of failure, the load–displacement relation and load carrying capacity of basalt fibres depending on the reinforcement ratio. The tests, which concerned low and average quality timber beams, were conducted in a few stages. The aim of the study was to popularize and increase the use of low-quality timber harvested from reafforested areas for structural applications. In the study, theoretical and numerical analysis was carried out for reinforced and unreinforced elements in various configurations of wood quality classes. The aim was to compare the results with the findings of experimental tests. Based on the tests, it was found that the load carrying capacity of beams reinforced with basalt fibre was higher by, respectively, 13% and 20% than that of reference beams, while their rigidity improved by, respectively, 9.99% and 17.13%. The experimental tests confirmed that basalt fibres are an effective structural reinforcement of structural timber with reduced mechanical properties.
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Characterizing and Quantifying Environmental and Economic Benefits of Cross Laminated Timber Buildings across the U.S.

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2564
Topic
Cost
Energy Performance
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Organization
Colorado School of Mines
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Topic
Cost
Energy Performance
Keywords
Numerical Analysis
Whole Building Energy Model
Building Envelope
Monitoring
Commercial Buildings
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Paulo Tabares at the Colorado School of Mines
Summary
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a mass timber material that has the potential to expand the wood building market in the U.S. However, new sustainable building technologies need extensive field and numerical validation quantifying environmental and economic benefits of using CLT as a sustainable building material so it can be broadly adopted in the building community. These benefits will also be projected nationwide across the United States once state-of-the-art software is validated and will include showcasing and documenting synergies between multiple technologies in the building envelope and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. However, there are no such studies for CLT. The objective of this project is to quantify and showcase environmental and economic benefits of CLT as a sustainable building material in actual (and simulated) commercial buildings across the entire United States by doing: (1) on-site monitoring of at least four CLT buildings, (2) whole building energy model validation, (3) optimization of the performance and design for CLT buildings and (4) comparison with traditional building envelopes. This knowledge gap needs to be filled to position CLT on competitive grounds with steel and concrete and is the motivation for this study.
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Development of High Load Carrying Capacity Shear Wall with Thick Plywood Sheathing for Large Timber Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue678
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shear Walls
Author
Aoki, Kenji
Sugimoto, Kenichi
Kamiya, Fumio
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shear Walls
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Larch
Load Carrying Capacity
Bearing Force
Numerical analysis
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Recently, the numerical value and the technical information of the design are insufficient though an increase of a large timber construction is expected. In this research, a high load carrying capacity shear wall with thick plywood sheathings for the large timber construction was developed, and its static bearing force was confirmed experimentally. And the bearing force of the shear wall was calculated by using past numerical analysis methods. As a result, the development of the wall having the target bearing force succeeded, and the numerical analysis method could be applied to the high load carrying capacity shear wall.
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Diaphragmatic Behaviour of Hybrid Cross-Laminated Timber Steel Floors

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1909
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Steel-Timber Composite
Application
Floors
Author
Loss, Cristiano
Gobbi, Filippo
Tannert, Thomas
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Steel-Timber Composite
Application
Floors
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Hybrid
Prefabrication
Modular
Load Distribution
Numerical Analysis
Sensitivity Analysis
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23, 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Summary
The diaphragmatic behaviour of floors represents one important requirement for earthquake resistant buildings since diaphragms connect the lateral load resisting systems at each floor level and transfer the seismic forces to them as a function of their in-plane stiffness. This paper presents an innovative hybrid timber-steel solution for floor diaphragms developed by coupling cross-laminated timber panels with cold-formed custom-shaped steel beams. The floor consists of prefabricated repeatable units which are fastened on-site using pre-loaded bolts and self-tapping screws, thus ensuring a fast and efficient installation. An experimentally validated numerical model is used to evaluate the influence of the; i) in-plane floor stiffness; ii) aspect ratio and shape of the building plan; and iii) relative stiffness and disposition of the shear walls, on the load distribution to the shear walls. The load transfer into walls and lateral deformation of the construction system primarily depend on the adopted layouts of shear walls, and for most cases an in-plane stiffness of floors two times larger than that of walls is recommended.
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Innovative Construction System for Sustainable Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue140
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Floors
Shear Walls
Author
Loss, Cristiano
Piazza, Maurizio
Zandonini, Riccardo
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Floors
Shear Walls
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Keywords
Prefabrication
Residential
Timber-Steel Hybrid
Numerical Analysis
Multi-Storey
Joints
Conference
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
September 23-25, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Summary
This paper deals with a contemporary integrated and sustainable construction technology for new residential buildings. Specifically, this research aims at developing innovative steel-timber hybrid structures which allow a rapid assembly of the individual prefabricated components, minimizing the construction times and limiting the costs of the work. The numerical analyses performed on a multi-storey building for social housing will be presented and discussed. The in-plane behaviour of the floors and shear walls will be analysed, considering in particular the types and arrangement of the different timber- and steel-timber joints. The connections to be used among the construction elements will be selected in order to develop a sufficient stiffness, ductility and bearing capacity according to the design criteria for seismic-resistant structures. These connections allow to enhance the on-site assembly operations, therefore working effectively also under harsh climatic conditions.
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The Use of Cross Laminated Timber for Long Span Flooring in Commercial Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1739
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Serviceability
Connections
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Lewis, Kirsten
Basaglia, Bella
Shrestha, Rijun
Crews, Keith
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Acoustics and Vibration
Serviceability
Connections
Keywords
Long Span
Australia
New Zealand
Transverse Stiffness
Vibration Performance
Boundary Conditions
Numerical Analysis
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4845-4853
Summary
Long span timber floor solutions have demonstrated their potential to compete with concrete and steel construction for multi-storey commercial buildings. Due to the high strength-to-weight ratio of timber, serviceable vibration performance is a critical structural design issue for long spans. This project investigates the vibration performance of cross laminated timber for long span floors in the Australian and New Zealand building sector. Laboratory experiments and computer analysis are used to study the effect of the increased transverse stiffness, inherent to a cross laminated timber, on the vibration performance of the floor. The effect of boundary conditions, connection and support type, are investigated and quantified where possible. A timber joist floor with a plywood sheath is analysed and tested to validate the methods used in this study.
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The wall–frame interaction effect in CLT-steel hybrid system

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue3260
Year of Publication
2022
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Frames
Shear Walls
Author
Vogiatzis, Tzanetis
Tsalkatidis, Themistoklis
Efthymiou, Evangelos
Organization
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Publisher
Frontiers
Year of Publication
2022
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Frames
Shear Walls
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Steel-moment Resisting Frame
Steel-timber Hybrid Structure
Seismic Behavior
Numerical Analysis
Ductility
Research Status
Complete
Series
Frontiers in Built Environment
Summary
Behaviour and capacity of cross-laminated timber (CLT) infills built inside steel frames have been given increasing research attention in recent years. It is widely accepted that when the CLT wall panel is built in tight contact with the bounding steel frame to participate in the load sharing, its inherently large in-plane stiffness will attract additional forces to the frame area and change the behaviour of the hybrid system. If not designed properly, the structural integrity of both the infill and the frame will be compromised. It is thus crucial to accurately evaluate the contribution of the infill CLT wall panel to the stiffness and strength of the hybrid system. To that end, a finite element study was performed to investigate the frame-wall interaction effect on the behaviour of hybrid systems. The lateral stiffness, lateral load capacities and hysteretic characteristics of the hybrid systems with frictional and connected interfaces were investigated. The load-sharing effect between the CLT wall and the steel frame was studied. The numerical results showed that the connected models were very effective as the infill absorbed a substantial part of the lateral load, during the initial stages of loading.
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