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An Equivalent Truss Method for the Analysis of Timber Diaphragms

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Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Author
Moroder, Daniel
Smith, Tobias
Pampanin, Stefano
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Diaphragms
Equivalent Truss Method
Fasteners
Forces
Deflection
Torsion
Conference
Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
November 6-8, 2015, Sydney, Australia
Summary
Recent years have seen more architects and clients asking for tall timber buildings. In response, an ambitious timber community has been proposing challenging plans and ideas for multi-storey commercial and residential timber buildings. While engineers have been intensively looking at gravity-load-carrying elements as well as walls, frames and cores to resist lateral loads, floor diaphragms have been largely neglected. Complex floor geometries and long span floor diaphragms create stress concentrations, high force demand and potentially large deformations. There is a lack of guidance and regulation regarding the analysis and design of timber diaphragms so structural engineers need a practical alternative to simplistic equivalent deep beam analysis or costly finite element modelling. This paper proposes an equivalent truss method capable of solving complex geometries for both light timber framing and massive timber diaphragms. Floor panels are discretized by equivalent diagonals, having the same stiffness as the panel including its fasteners. With this method the panel unit shear forces (shear flow) and therefore fastener demand, chord forces and reaction forces can be evaluated. Because panel stiffness is accounted for, diaphragm deflection, torsional effects and transfer forces can also be assessed.
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Design of Floor Diaphragms in Multi-Storey Timber Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue294
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Floors
Author
Moroder, Daniel
Smith, Tobias
Pampanin, Stefano
Palermo, Alessandro
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Floors
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Diaphragms
Multi-Storey
Commercial
Lateral Loads
Equivalent Truss Method
Lateral Load Resisting System
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 10-12, 2015, Rotorua, New Zealand
Summary
This paper discusses the design of timber diaphragms, in response to the growing interest in multi-storey commercial timber structures, and the lack of guidance or regulations regarding the seismic design of timber diaphragms. Proper performance of floor diaphragms is required to transfer all lateral loads to the vertical systems that resist them, but design for earthquake loads can be more complex than design for wind loads. This paper confirms that the seismic design of a diaphragm is intimately linked to the seismic design of the whole building. Diaphragm failure, even if restricted to a limited diaphragm portion, can compromise the behaviour of the whole building. It is therefore necessary to design and detail diaphragms for all possible load paths and to evaluate their influence on the load distribution within the rest of the structure. It is strongly recommended that timber diaphragms be designed as elastic elements, by applying dynamic amplification and overstrength factors derived from the lateral load resisting system. This paper shows that some current design recommendations for plywood sheathing on light timber framing can be applied to massive wood diaphragms, but for more complex floor geometries an equivalent truss method is suggested. Diaphragm flexibility and displacement incompatibilities between the floor diaphragms and the lateral resisting systems also need to be accounted for.
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Design of Post-Tensioned Timber Beams for Fire Resistance

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue4
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Author
Buchanan, Andrew
Abu, Anthony
Carradine, David
Moss, Peter
Spellman, Phillip
Year of Publication
2012
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Design and Systems
Fire
Keywords
Full Scale
Furnace Tests
Post-Tensioned
Box Beams
Vertical Loads
Failure
Conference
International Conference on Structures in Fire
Research Status
Complete
Notes
June 6-8, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland
Summary
This paper describes a series of three full-scale furnace tests on post-tensioned LVL box beams loaded with vertical loads, and presents a proposed fire design method for post-tensioned timber members. The design method is adapted from the calculation methods given in Eurocode 5 and NZS:3603 which includes the effects of changing geometry and several failure mechanisms specific to post-tensioned timber. The design procedures include an estimation of the heating of the tendons within the timber cavities, and relaxation of post-tensioning forces. Additionally, comparisons of the designs and assumptions used in the proposed fire design method and the results of the full-scale furnace tests are made. The experimental investigation and development of a design method have shown several areas which need to be addressed. It is important to calculate shear stresses in the timber section, as shear is much more likely to govern compared to solid timber. The investigation has shown that whilst tensile failures are less likely to govern the fire design of post-tensioned timber members, due to the axial compression of the post-tensioning, tensile stresses must still be calculated due to the changing centroid of the members as the fire progresses. Research has also highlighted the importance of monitoring additional deflections and moments caused by the high level of axial loads.
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Development and Full-Scale Validation of Resilience-Based Seismic Design of Tall Wood Buildings: The NHERI Tallwood Project

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1477
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Wood Building Systems
Author
Pei, Shiling
van de Lindt, John
Ricles, James
Sause, Richard
Berman, Jeffrey
Ryan, Keri
Dolan, Daniel
Buchanan, Andrew
Robinson, Thomas
McDonnell, Eric
Blomgren, Hans-Erik
Popovski, Marjan
Rammer, Douglas
Year of Publication
2017
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Walls
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Tall Wood
Post-Tensioned
Rocking Walls
Resilience-Based Seismic Design
Shaking Table Test
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 27-29, 2017, Wellington, New Zealand
Summary
With global urbanization trends, the demands for tall residential and mixeduse buildings in the range of 8~20 stories are increasing. One new structural system in this height range are tall wood buildings which have been built in select locations around the world using a relatively new heavy timber structural material known as cross laminated timber (CLT). With its relatively light weight, there is consensus amongst the global wood seismic research and practitioner community that tall wood buildings have a substantial potential to become a key solution to building future seismically resilient cities. This paper introduces the NHERI Tallwood Project recentely funded by the U.S. National Science Fundation to develop and validate a seismic design methodology for tall wood buildings that incorporates high-performance structural and nonstructural systems and can quantitatively account for building resilience. This will be accomplished through a series of research tasks planned over a 4-year period. These tasks will include mechanistic modeling of tall wood buildings with several variants of post-tensioned rocking CLT wall systems, fragility modeling of structural and non-structural building components that affect resilience, fullscale biaxial testing of building sub-assembly systems, development of a resilience-based seismic design (RBSD) methodology, and finally a series of full-scale shaking table tests of a 10-story CLT building specimen to validate the proposed design. The project will deliver a new tall building type capable of transforming the urban building landscape by addressing urbanization demand while enhancing resilience and sustainability.
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Experimental Behaviour of Diaphragms in Post-Tensioned Timber Frame Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue95
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Floors
Author
Moroder, Daniel
Smith, Tobias
Simonetti, Michele
Carlo Ponzo, Felice
Di Cesare, Antonio
Nigro, Domenico
Pampanin, Stefano
Buchanan, Andrew
Organization
The European Association for Earthquake Engineering
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Floors
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Keywords
Diaphragms
Lateral Loads
Post-Tensioning
Shake Table Test
Testing
Conference
Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 25-29, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
Summary
Floor diaphragms have an important role in the seismic behaviour of structures, as inertia forces are generated by their masses and then transferred to the lateral load resisting system. Diaphragms also link all other structural elements together and provide general stability to the structure. As with most other structural components, there is concern about damage to floor diaphragms because of displacement incompatibilities. This paper describes two different experiments on engineered timber floors connected to post-tensioned timber frames subjected to horizontal loading. First a full scale two-bay post-tensioned frame was loaded with lateral loads through a stressed-skin floor diaphragm. Different connection configurations between the floor units on either side of the central column were tested. Secondly a three dimensional, three storey post-tensioned frame building was tested on a shaking table. The diaphragm consisted of solid timber panels connected to the beams with inclined fully threaded screws. For all tested connections, the diaphragm behaviour was fully maintained throughout the testing and no damage was observed. The test results showed that careful detailing of the floor panel connections near the beam-columnjoint and the flexibility of timber elements can avoid floor damage and still guarantee diaphragm action at high level of drifts in post-tensioned timber frame buildings.
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Experimental Investigation of Wall-To-Floor Connections in Post-Tensioned Timber Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue60
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Floors
Author
Moroder, Daniel
Sarti, Francesco
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Floors
Topic
Connections
Seismic
Keywords
Connections
Damage
Lateral Loads
Post-Tensioned
Pres-Lam
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
March 21-23, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
Summary
Rocking timber walls provide an excellent lateral load resisting system for structures using the low damage seismic design philosophy. Special attention has to be given to the wall-to-floor connections, because diaphragm forces have to be properly transferred while accommodating displacement incompatibilities, which include the relative rotation and the uplift of the wall with respect to the floor. This paper presents the experimental behaviour of several different wall-to-floor connections in Pres-Lam post-tensioned timber structures subjected to horizontal seismic loading. A 2/3 scale post-tensioned timber wall was laterally loaded through collector beams using different connection details. Bolted connections take advantage of the flexibility of the fasteners and lead to some bending of the collector beam, whereas pins and slotted steel plates reduce the wall-tofloor interaction, as they allow for rotation and some uplift. No significant damage to the floors was observed in any of the tests. The experimental results showed that floor damage can generally be prevented up to high levels of drift by the flexibility of well-designed connections and the flexibility of the collector beams. In the case of very stiff floors or very stiff collector beams, a more sophisticated connection such as sliding steel elements with a vertical slot should be considered.
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Experimental Investigations of Post-Tensioned Timber Frames with Advanced Seismic Damping Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue464
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Smith, Tobias
Carradine, David
Di Cesare, Antonio
Carlo Ponzo, Felice
Pampanin, Stefano
Buchanan, Andrew
Nigro, Domenico
Organization
Structures Congress
Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Year of Publication
2012
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Keywords
Damping
Energy Dissipation
Full Scale
Post-Tensioning
Conference
Structures Congress 2012
Research Status
Complete
Notes
March 29-31, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Summary
This paper describes initial experimental testing to investigate feasible sources of passive damping for the seismic design of post-tensioned glue laminated timber structures. These innovative high performance structural systems extend precast concrete PRESSS technology to engineered wood structures, combining the use of post-tensioning bars or cables with large post-tensioned timber members. The combination of these two elements provides elastic recentering to the structure while the addition of damping using a specialised energy dissipation system gives the desirable `flag shaped' hysteretic response under lateral loading. Testing has been performed on a full scale beam-column joint at the University of Basilicata in Italy in a collaborative project with the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The experimental testing uses engineered wood products, extending the use of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) structures tested in New Zealand to testing of glue laminated timber (glulam) structures in Italy. Current testing is aimed at further improvement of the system through additional energy dissipation systems.
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Full-Scale Fire Tests of Post-Tensioned Timber Beams

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue257
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Fire
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Author
Spellman, Phillip
Carradine, David
Abu, Anthony
Moss, Peter
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2012
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Failure Mechanisms
Steel Anchorage
Full Scale
Furnace Tests
Post-Tensioned
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
July 15-19, 2012, Auckland, New Zealand
Summary
This paper describes a series of full-scale furnace tests on loaded post tensioned LVL beams. Each beam was designed to exhibit a specific failure mechanism when exposed to the standard ISO834 fire. In addition to the beams a number of steel anchorage protection schemes were also investigated. These included wrapping the ends in kaowool, using intumescent paint, covering the anchorage with fire rated plasterboard and covering the anchorage with timber (LVL). The results of the full-scale tests cover temperature distributions through the timber members during the tests, the temperatures reached within the cavity and those of the tendons suspended within the cavity, the relaxation of the tendons during the test, the failure mechanisms experienced, and a summary of the anchorage protection details and their effectiveness. Recommendations for the design of both post-tensioned timber beams and associated anchorages are also provided.
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Higher Mode Effects in Multi-Storey Timber Buildings with Varying Diaphragm Flexibility

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1480
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Frames
Walls
Author
Moroder, Daniel
Sarti, Francesco
Pampanin, Stefano
Smith, Tobias
Buchanan, Andrew
Year of Publication
2017
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Frames
Walls
Topic
Seismic
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Nonlinear Time History Analysis
Higher Mode Effects
Stiffness
Diaphragms
Inter-Story Drift
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 27-29, 2017, Wellington, New Zealand
Summary
With the increasing acceptance and popularity of multi-storey timber buildings up to 10 storeys and beyond, the influence of higher mode effects and diaphragm stiffness cannot be overlooked in design. Due to the lower stiffness of timber lateral load resisting systems compared with traditional construction materials, the effect of higher modes on the global dynamic behaviour can be more critical. The presence of flexible timber diaphragms creates additional vibration modes, which have the potential to interact with each other, increasing the seismic demand on the whole structure. This paper uses a parametric non-linear time-history analysis on a series of timber frame and wall structures with varying diaphragm flexibility to study their dynamic behaviour and to determine diaphragm forces. The analyses results showed that although higher mode effects play a significant role in the structural dynamic response, this increased demand can be successfully predicted with methods available in literature. The parametric analyses showed that the diaphragm flexibility did not significantly increase the shear and moment demand; however, stiff wall structures with flexible diaphragms experienced large inter-storey drifts measured at diaphragm midspan compared with the drift of the wall alone. As expected, the diaphragm forces observed from the time-history analyses were significantly higher than the forces derived from an equivalent static analysis, leading to a potentially unsafe design. The paper presents a simplified approach for evaluating these amplified peak inertial diaphragm forces.
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A 'Hybrid' Multi-Storey Building - Meeting Design Criteria in a Cost-Effective Way

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1845
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Steel-Timber Composite
Timber-Concrete Composite
Other Materials
Application
Walls
Floors
Frames
Author
John, Stephen
Irving, Andrew
McDonnell, Gerard
Buchanan, Andrew
Publisher
New Zealand Timber Design Society
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Journal Article
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Steel-Timber Composite
Timber-Concrete Composite
Other Materials
Application
Walls
Floors
Frames
Topic
Design and Systems
Research Status
Complete
Series
New Zealand Timber Design Journal
Summary
New, innovative timber structural components and systems now offer alternative building-solutions to traditional concrete and steel structural systems. A detailed design study on a proposed new building in Christchurch demonstrates the relative merits of each material in a multi-storey commercial setting. Defined criteria give rise to an Optimal ‘Hybrid’ Design – using ‘the right material for the right application’ – where timber components and systems are selected for many structural elements and compares this to an All Timber design and a ductile structural system. The study demonstrates the financial implications on the overall construction cost of selecting different materials for different purposes and the cost premium of a ‘damage-resistant’ building over conventional Ductility 3 code requirements. The study shows that in a commercial context, there is no single structural material – either timber, concrete or steel - that is appropriate in all circumstances and material selection is often subjective. The study was carried out by the University of Canterbury and Irving Smith Jack Architects Ltd. on behalf of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
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