NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 1 – Structural and Serviceability Performance
Project T1-1 – Refined Structural Analysis and Design of Timber Systems
PI: Jeffery Erochko
There has been limited research into their behaviour in MT panel floor diaphragms (D’Arsenzo et al. 2019), and no design guidelines currently exist. The main goal of this sub-project is to develop guidelines for the design of MT diaphragms that take into consideration their flexibility and the flow of forces through the diaphragm to the lateral force resisting system (LFRS) underneath. The design of panel-to-panel shear connections, collector elements, chord reinforcements, and connections to boundary elements will also be covered in the guidelines to be developed.