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Carterton Events Centre Auditorium Pres-Lam Wall Design and Construction

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Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Author
Dekker, Dave
Chung, Stanley
Palermo, Alessandro
Year of Publication
2012
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Shear Walls
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Lateral Loads
Post-Tensioned
Pres-Lam
Sustainability
Conference
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference
Research Status
Complete
Notes
April 13-15, 2012, Christchurch, New Zealand
Summary
Driven by sustainability, locally available resources and expertise, and economy, the design of the Carterton Events Centre focused on timber for the majority of the main structural and non-structural components. Combined with a client desire for minimization of earthquake damage, dissipative post-tensioned rocking...
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Design and Testing of Post-Tensioned Timber Wall Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue696
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Author
Sarti, Francesco
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Multi-Storey
Pres-Lam
Energy Dissipation
Quasi-Static Test
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
The paper presents the design and detailing, and the experimental quasi-static 2/3 scale tests of two posttensioned wall systems: a single (more traditional) wall system (Figure 2) and a new configuration comprising of a column-wall-column coupled system (Figure 3). The latter allows avoiding displacement incompatibilities issues between the wall and the diaphragm by using the boundary columns as supports.
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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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Development and Testing of an Alternative Dissipative Posttensioned Rocking Timber Wall with Boundary Columns

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1884
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Seismic
Design and Systems
Application
Frames
Walls
Author
Sarti, Francesco
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Journal Article
Application
Frames
Walls
Topic
Seismic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Pres-Lam
Prestress
Post-Tensioning
Displacement
Seismic Performance
Column-Wall-Column
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Structural Engineering
Summary
The unbonded post-tensioned rocking and dissipative technology was first developed as the main outcome of the PRESSS (PREcast Seismic Structural Systems) Program in US. After the first developments and significant refinement, the technology was extended to steel and, more recently, timber structures. The timber version, referred to as Pres-Lam (Prestressed laminated) system can be either implemented for timber walls (single or coupled) or frames or combination of the above, with unbonded post-tensioning and supplemental dissipation devices. In unbonded post-tensioned dissipative wall systems a combination of re-centering capacity and energy dissipation leads to a “controlled rocking” mechanism which develops a gap opening at the wall base. This generates an uplift displacement which is transferred to the floor diaphragm. This vertical displacement incompatibility can represent a potential issue if the connection detailing between floor and lateral resisting system is not designed properly. The same issue can be mitigated by adopting an alternative configuration of the rocking/dissipative wall system, based on the use of a column-wall-column post-tensioned connection. This concept, originally proposed for precast concrete walls and referred to as PreWEC (Prestressed Wall with End Column), has been extended and adapted to posttensioned timber structures and validated through experimental testing. The paper presents the design, detailing and experimental testing of a two-thirds scale wall specimen of this alternative configuration. Different wall configurations are considered in terms of post-tensioning initial force as well as dissipation devices layout. The experimental results confirm the excellent seismic performance of the system with the possibility to adopt multiple alternative configurations.
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Evaluation of the Seismic Performance Factors Of Post-Tensioned Timber Wall Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue80
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Author
Sarti, Francesco
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Berman, Jeffrey
Organization
The European Association for Earthquake Engineering
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Walls
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Connections
Hybrid
Post-Tensioned
Pres-Lam
Testing
Conference
Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 25-29, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
Summary
Low-damage seismic-resistant post-tensioning technologies were first developed during the PREcast Seismic Structural Systems program, coordinated by the University of California San Diego. Different connections were developed and tested as part of the research program, and the most stable solution was the hybrid connection, which provides a combination of re-centering and dissipative contributions. The hybrid connection was later extended to Laminated Veneer Lumber Elements (LVL) and referred to as Pres-Lam (Prestressed Laminated) system. As part of a broader experimental campaign on frame and walls systems, several experimental tests were carried out on small-scale specimens of post-tensioned single walls and on coupled walls systems. More recently 2/3 scale quasistatic tests were performed on different wall configurations. The paper shows the evaulation of the seismic performance factors of post-tensioned timber wall systems, carried out according to the FEMA P695 procedure. The latter utilizes nonlinear analysis techniques, and explicitly considers uncertainties in ground motion, modelling, design, and test data. The technical approach is a combination of traditional code concepts, advanced nonlinear dynamic analyses, and risk-based assessment techniques. A set of archetype buildings were developed to characterize the behaviour of the system. Several parameters were accounted for, such as the building height, lateral load resisting system, magnitude of the gravity loads and seismic design category. The system archetypes were represented by numerical models developed to simulate the full range of behavioural aspects of the system. Nonlinear quasi-static and dynamic analyses were carried out to determine the system over-strength factors and median collapse capacity of the buildings. The system performance was then assessed by computing the Collapse Margin Ratio (CMR) defined as the ratio of the median collapse (SCT) and MCE (SMT) spectral accelerations.Once the non-linear analysis results confirmed the CMR values were within acceptable values, the trial value of the seismic response modification, R, was confirmed, and the system seismic performance factors were evaluated.
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Experimental Investigation of Wall-To-Floor Connections in Post-Tensioned Timber Buildings

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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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Fragility-based methodology for evaluating the time-dependent seismic performance of post-tensioned timber frames

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Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Seismic
Application
Frames
Author
Granello, Gabriele
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Organization
University of Canterbury
ETH Zurich
Sapienza University of Rome
Publisher
SAGE Journals
Year of Publication
2020
Format
Journal Article
Application
Frames
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Pres-Lam
Post-Tensioned Timber
Fragility Analysis
Seismic Performance
Research Status
Complete
Series
Earthquake Spectra
Summary
Since 2010, the construction of post-tensioned wooden buildings (Pres-Lam) has been growing rapidly worldwide. Pres-Lam technology combines unbonded post-tensioning tendons and supplemental damping devices to provide moment capacity to beam–column, wall–foundation, or column–foundation connections. In low seismic areas, designers may choose not to provide additional damping, relying only on the post-tensioning contribution. However, post-tensioning decreases over time due to creep phenomena arising in compressed timber members. As a consequence, there is a reduction of the clamping forces between the elements. This reduction affects the seismic response of Pres-Lam buildings in the case of low- and high-intensity earthquakes. Therefore, understanding and accounting for the post-tensioning losses and their uncertainty are paramount for a robust assessment of the safety of Pres-Lam constructions. So far, however, there have been no comprehensive studies which tackle the overall seismic performance of such systems in the presence of time-varying post-tension losses and the associated uncertainty. This study tackles this research gap by introducing a comprehensive seismic evaluation of Pres-Lam systems based on time-dependent fragility curves. The proposed fragility analysis is specifically designed to account systematically for time-varying post-tension losses and the related uncertainty. The method is applied to two case studies, designed, respectively, with and without supplemental damping devices. In terms of structural performance, results show that the use of additional dissipaters mitigates the effect of post-tensioning loss for earthquakes of high intensity. Conversely, performance under low-intensity earthquakes is strongly dependent on the post-tensioning value, as the reduction of stiffness due to the anticipated rocking motion activation would lead to damage to non-structural elements.
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Long-term Dynamic Characteristics of Pres-Lam Structures

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1647
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Smith, Tobias
Sarti, Francesco
Granello, Gabriele
Marshall, Jack
Buckton-Wishart, Victoria
Li, Minghao
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Seismic
Keywords
Pres-Lam
Long-term
Dynamic Behaviour
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 3462-3470
Summary
Pres-Lam timber structures are being adopted throughout New Zealand and around the world. This innovative method of timber construction combines the use of large engineered timber members with posttensioning cables/bars. The hybrid version of the Pres-Lam system improves seismic performance through the addition of external or internal steel reinforcing. While the post-tensioning provides re-centering properties, the steel increases energy dissipation from the system as well as increasing moment resistance. The design of these structures is performed to withstand high levels of seismic loading without damage to the structural system. Over time, the post-tensioning force being applied to the structural timber members causes them to reduce in length that has a subsequent impact on the quantity of force being applied. This paper looks at the dynamic characteristics of fundamental period and elastic damping of three recently constructed Pres-Lam buildings, investigating the influence of these losses on the dynamic characteristics. Following this a study of the performance under strong motion is performed. The paper concludes that although the losses in post-tensioning are clear they do not impact on the dynamic characteristics and have only a minor impact on strong motion response.
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Performance and Design of LVL Walls Coupled with UFP Dissipaters

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue195
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Shear Walls
Author
Iqbal, Asif
Pampanin, Stefano
Palermo, Alessandro
Buchanan, Andrew
Publisher
Taylor&Francis Online
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Journal Article
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Shear Walls
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Cyclic
Energy Dissipation
Multi-Storey
Post-Tensioned
U-Shaped Flexural Plates
Quasi-Static
Pseudo-dynamic
Research Status
Complete
Series
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2014.987406
Summary
This article presents recent research on the seismic resistance of coupled post-tensioned timber walls for use in multi-story buildings. The walls are constructed from laminated veneer lumber (LVL), post-tensioned with unbonded vertical tendons, and coupled together with mild steel U-shaped flexural plates (UFPs) as energy dissipating elements. The timber wall design follows the same principles as used for post-tensioned precast concrete wall systems, using U-shaped plates to obtain a “hybrid” system, where energy is dissipated through yielding of the plates, while the vertical post-tensioning provides the restoring force. In this project, the same principles are applied to timber coupled walls. A series of quasi-static cyclic and pseudo-dynamic tests have been carried out to verify the applicability of the concept and the feasibility of the construction technology in timber buildings. The U-shaped plates showed stable energy dissipation characteristics and, in combination with the post-tensioning, desirable re-centering hysteretic behavior typically referred to as “flag-shape”. Because of the simplicity of these elements and the low cost of implementation, they have good prospects for practical application.
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Post-Tensioned LVL Beams: Experimental Results and Numerical Modelling

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1713
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Serviceability
Mechanical Properties
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Author
Granello, Gabriele
Giorgini, Simona
Palermo, Alessandro
Pampanin, Stefano
Year of Publication
2016
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Beams
Topic
Serviceability
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Post-Tensioned
Monitoring
Creep
Deflection
Finite Element
Numerical Modelling
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4520-4528
Summary
The benefits of longitudinally post-tensioning in timber beams has been highlighted in several laboratory tests carried out at the University of Canterbury. However, there is still some concern about the long-term behaviour of post-tensioned engineered wood, which relates in particular to the amount of possible post-tensioning loss due to creep effects inside compressed members. For this reason, research has been conducted at the University of Canterbury including both experimental and numerical work on post-tensioned members. In the first part of this paper, the experimental results relative to four years of monitoring of post-tensioned LVL beam specimens with different tendon profiles are presented. In the second part, a coupled finite difference-finite element procedure is proposed to numerically simulate the beams behaviour. Results are then critically discussed, in particular concerning the amount of post-tensioning losses as well as creep deformations on the beams deflection.
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