In Japan, the moment resistance connections of large-scale timber building are inefficiency in terms of time and economic, because connections and column base hardware are custom-made to obtain the required performance. To improve this problem, it is necessary to unify standardization of their connection. At first, in this study, we focused on column-base connection, the horizontal...
The concept of combining folded thin steel plates and glued laminated timber in the beam element to gain increased structural and fire performances was developed at the Institute of Structural Design and Timber Engineering (ITI) in Vienna University of Technology. The authors conducted non-loaded combustion tests and numerical simulations of the three different types of such cross-sections, and results from combustion tests and numerical simulations are discussed.
The national research project to investigate proper structural design method for CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) buildings has been advanced by the subsidy of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan since 2011. This paper provides the outline of shake table tests executed as a part of the project in February 2015. Two specimens, one (Specimen A) is five story and another (Specimen B) is three story, were tested. As the result, for both specimens damage was rather slight by the strong input wave according to the Building Standard Law of Japan. Finally, Specimen A survived three dimensional input wave of 100% of JMA Kobe (strong ground motion recorded during Kobe Earthquake in 1995), and Specimen B survived 140% of JMA Kobe.
Recently, the Japanese government enacted a new law in order to promote large wooden building. As a result, the momentum in the construction of large wooden building especially multi-stories wooden buildings in local area has been growing rapidly. In order to achieve these buildings, the higher structural performances than that by usual technique are required.GIR joint system is widely adapted for the joint part of wooden structures. Glued in rod joint-system(GIR) have high strength and high rigidity compared to existing joint-system. On the other hand, the structural LVL with the flexibility performance of cross-section and high structural performance is expected as a material for multi-stories wooden building. So, in this study, the pull-out tests of GIR joints inserted to structural LVL are carried out. And structural characteristics of this type of joint is discussed. Maximum strength and allowable load for temporary loading obtained by pull-out tests are presented.
Structural possibility of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) buildings in Japan is supposed to be smaller than that in other countries because of high seismic risk. In this paper, dealing 2 kind of middle-rise CLT panel construction method as objectives, the required wall quantity from the structural design method ruled in the building standard low of Japan is examined based on the knowledge from the national research project carrying out by the subsidy of MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) of Japan since 2011, and on the Japanese government notifications on structural design of CLT buildings issued on Apr. 1, 2016. As result, the required wall quantity in construction methods using rectangular narrow panel is generally regarded as practicable. However, reduction of wall quantity is expected for prevalence of CLT buildings. On the other hand, in construction methods using large rectangular panels with opening(s), the required wall quantity is confirmed generally 1.6 times larger than the former indicating poor practicability