Performance of above ground floor clt wall systems and connections under monotonic loading

C. Hughes, D. McPolin, P. McGetrick, D. McCrum

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Abstract

While multi-storey cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction is well established in areas of low seismicity, few CLT buildings have been constructed in areas of higher seismicity due to limited understanding of the behaviour of CLT buildings under lateral loading; therefore, this study aims to further this understanding. This study experimentally investigates the behaviour of CLT wall systems, representative of above ground floor wall systems in a 10 storey building, under lateral loading. Typical above ground floor storey connections were also experimentally investigated under monotonic loading in shear and tension to determine their influence on the behaviour of a wall system. It was observed that vertical load has significant effect on both sliding and rocking deformation of a wall system, and hence the likely failure mode. It was also found that the connections have notable strength in the loading direction for which they are not designed to resist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations, Mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019
EditorsAlphose Zingoni
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1719-1724
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138386969
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
Event7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 02 Sep 201904 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 2019
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period02/09/201904/09/2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics

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