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Dynamic Analysis of the FFTT System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue138
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Fairhurst, Michael
Organization
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LSL (Laminated Strand Lumber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
FFTT
Finite Element Model
High-Rise
Lateral Loads
Mid-Rise
Multi-Storey
National Building Code of Canada
Timber-Steel Hybrid
Tall Wood
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The advantages of using timber as the primary construction material in mid- and high-rise buildings are undisputed. Timber is sustainable, renewable, and has a very good strength-toweight ratio, which makes it an efficient building material. However, perceived shortcomings with respect to its ductility and system level behavior; along with lack of appropriate design guidance currently limits the use of timber in taller structures. Overcoming these obstacles will allow timber, and its wood product derivatives, to further expand into the multi-storey construction sector - most likely in hybrid-type structures. The -Finding the Forest Through the Trees (FFTT) system is an innovative timber-steel hybrid system that may allow high-rise timber construction, even in highly seismic regions. The FFTT system utilizes engineered timber products to resist gravity and lateral loads with interconnecting steel members to provide the necessary ductility and predictability for seismic demands. For a novel hybrid system, such as the FFTT, to gain recognition, experimental data must be gathered and supported by computational modeling and analysis in order to prove its component- and system-level performance. This thesis presents research utilizing nonlinear dynamic analysis of finite element (FE) models of the FFTT system, with properties calibrated to physical component tests, to capture the response under significant wind and seismic loads. From the results presented herein, it appears that the FFTT system can meet the design performance requirements required for seismic loading; however, due to its relatively low weight, may be susceptible to wind induced vibrations. All results are based on Vancouver, BC loading as specified by 2010 the National Building Code of Canada.
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Nonlinear Dynamic Analyses of Novel Timber-Steel Hybrid System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue177
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Fairhurst, Michael
Zhang, Xiaoyue
Tannert, Thomas
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Ductility
FFTT
Finite Element Model
High-Rise
Multi-Storey
Timber-Steel Hybrid
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Although the benefits of using timber in mid- and high-rise construction are undisputed, there are perceived shortcomings with respect to the ductility needed to provide seismic resistance and a corresponding lack of appropriate design guidance. Overcoming these perceived shortcomings will allow timber, and its wood product derivatives, to further expand into the multi-storey construction sector, also in the context of hybrid structures that integrate different materials. The “Finding the Forest Through the Trees” (FFTT) system is a new hybrid system for high rise structures which combines the advantages of timber and steel as building materials. This paper presents research utilizing finite element models to capture the seismic response of the FFTT system and help developing design guidance. From the results presented herein, it appears that the FFTT system can meet the design performance requirements required for seismic loading: inter-storey drifts were lower than required and local plastic deformations were within a reasonable range for life safety performance.
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Seismic Reliability Analyses of Timber-Steel-Hybrid System

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue121
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Zhang, Xiaoyue
Fairhurst, Michael
Tannert, Thomas
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Connections
non-lineardynamic analysis
Lateral Loads
Timber-Steel Hybrid
FFTT
Conference
International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
July 12-15, 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Summary
Reliability analyses are of great importance in performance-based seismic structural design as there are inherent uncertainties in both the actions (earthquakes) and the reactions (properties of the structural systems). In this paper, reliability analyses are performed on the “Finding the Forest Through the Trees” (FFTT) system, a novel timber-steel hybrid system. The FFTT system utilizes engineered timber products to resist gravity and lateral loads with interconnecting steel members to provide the necessary ductility for seismic demands. An improved response surface method with importance sampling is used to perform reliability-based seismic analyses. Peak inter-storey drift is selected as the main performance criterion as it is typically an indicator of overall damage to the structure. Uncertainties involving ground motions, weight (mass), stiffness and connection properties of the lateral load resisting\ system are considered in formulating the performance functions. A series of nonlinear dynamic analyses is run to generate the response database and the reliability index is evaluated using first-order reliability method (FORM) and importance sampling (IS) methods. The results show that the ductility reduction factor does not significantly influence the reliability index, while the structural weight and the hold-down stiffness play significant roles.
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