Volume 10 Number 3 Year - 2016
Number of articles: 15
PROPOSAL FOR A STANDARDIZED DESIGN AND MODELING PROCEDURE OF TALL CLT BUILDINGS
Authors: Polastri Andrea, Pozza Luca
Abstract: A crucial issue in the design of a mid-rise Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building under horizontal seismic action, is the definition of the principal elastic vibration period of an entire superstructure. Such vibration period depends on the mass distribution and on the global stiffness of the buildings. In a CLT structure the global stiffness of the buildings is highly sensitive to deformability of the connection elements. Consequently for a precise control of the vibration period of the building it is crucial to define the stiffness of each connections used to assemble a superstructure. A design procedure suitable for a reliable definition of the connection stiffness is proposed referring to code provisions and experimental tests. Discussion addresses primary issues associated with the usage of proposed procedure for numerical modeling of case study tall CLT buildings is reported.
Keywords: CLT structures, core structures, seismic design, shear walls, tall buildings
Article info: pp. 607-624
Recieved: 17.02.2016  Accepted: 18.08.2016  UDC: 54.061   Downloads: 318