The Seismic Performance of a Post-Tensioned LVL Building During the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

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Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Seismic
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Smith, Tobias
Carradine, David
Pampanin, Stefano
Ditommaso, Rocco
Carlo Ponzo, Felice
Year of Publication
2012
Country of Publication
Portugal
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Seismic
Keywords
Multi-Storey
Post-Tensioned
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
September 24-28, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
Summary
The seismic performance of a two storey post-tensioned Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) building during the aftershock sequence following the 6.3 MW 22nd February 2011 Canterbury earthquake is presented. The building is made from a new form of timber construction combining the use of concrete PRESSS technology and wood products using post-tensioning elements with large timber members. Originally a test specimen, the building was demounted and reassembled as the offices of the STIC research consortium on the campus of UoC. Close to the beginning of construction the 7.1 MW 2010 Darfield earthquake occurred in the Canterbury area however construction went ahead as planned with the building being almost complete when the more devastating 2011 February event occurred. Innovative techniques have been used to evaluate the seismic response of the building and this paper presents a general overview of building performance and provides insight into the behaviour of a post-tensioned structure.
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