Project contact is Lina Zhou at the University of Victoria
The general objective of this research is to get a better understanding of the structural performance of hybrid building systems in which a light wood frame structure is structurally attached to a mass timber core with a ductile connection system.
Specific objectives of this research are:
1. To investigate the pinching effect on the seismic performance of timber structures.
2. To investigate the load distribution between the two sub-systems in a hybrid building, and how will it be affected by the characteristics of inter-connections.
3. To explore the relationship of ductility and energy dissipation capacity among joints, shear walls and the whole buildings.