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Title: Experimental seismic behavior of a two-story CLT platform bulding: shake table testing results

Source: In: Proceedings, WTCE 2018-World conference on timber engineering. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korean Institute of Forest Science. 7 p.

Author(s)van de Lindt, John W.; Amini, M. Omar; Furley, Jace ; Pei, Shiling ; Tamagnone, Gabriele ; Barbosa, Andre R.; Line, Philip ; Rammer, Douglas ; Fragiacomo, Massimo

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: With the increased usage of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in the United States, research efforts have been focused on demonstrating CLT as an effective Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS). Presented in this paper are the findings of full-scale shake table tests of a two-story 223 m2 (2400 ft2) building with two sets of CLT shear walls on the first and second story. The testing consisted of three phases, each with a unique wall configuration, but only the first phase is presented herein, which consisted of a shear wall with 4:1 aspect ratio CLT panels. The structure was subjected to ground motions scaled to intensities that correspond to a Service Level Earthquake (SLE), Design Base Earthquake (DBE), and Maximum Considered Earthquake (MCE) respectively. In all phases and motions the structure performed well and was in accordance with FEMA collapse prevention requirements for each motion intensity.

Keywords: Cross laminated timber; seismic force resisting system; FEMA P-695 methodology

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 955 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2020

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RITS Product ID: 10063
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer

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