Dynamical Properties of a Large Glulam Truss for a Tall Timber Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2036
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Wind
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Trusses
Author
Landel, Pierre
Linderholt, Andreas
Johansson, Marie
Organization
Linnaeus University
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Trusses
Topic
Wind
Mechanical Properties
Connections
Keywords
Dynamic Properties
Finite Element (FE) Model
Vibration Test
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Summary
When designing a tall timber building, the accelerations due to wind loads are in many cases decisive. The parameters governing the dynamic behaviour of the building are the structure's stiffness, damping and mass together with the loads. The first two parameters are not well-known during the serviceability limit state of timber structures generally and of timber connections specifically. In this study, dynamical properties of a large glulam truss, a part of the vertical and horizontal structural system in a residential six-storey timber building, are estimated from measurements made in the manufacturing plant. The timber members of the truss are joined with slotted-in steel plates and dowels. Forced vibrational test data are used to extract the dynamical properties. Finite element (FE) models, supported by the experimental results, were developed and simulations, to study the influence of the connection stiffnesses on the total behaviour, were performed. The vibration test results of measurements made on separate structural parts give valuable input to model timber structures and better possibilities to simulate the dynamic behaviour of tall timber buildings as well as the load distribution in wooden structures in the serviceability limit state.
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