Seismic Performance of Timber Shear Walls Sheathed with OSB Panels

Ludovic Fülöp, Ágnes Ruff, Sandor Balint-Major, Dan Dubina

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Abstract

As light timber framed houses gain market share in Europe new design challenges emerge due to the local loading conditions in different geographic regions. One such problem is earthquake loading, which creates a fundamentally new design scenario for the structural typologies proven to perform well in non-earthquake zones.
In this article the study of an existing prefabricated timber house system is presented from the point of view of earthquake performance. The prefabricated shear-walls, which represent the primary load bearing elements of houses in case of earthquake, are analyzed by: testing of wall details; Finite Element Modelling (FEM) and full scale cyclic testing. The results are integrated in order to identify vulnerabilities of the shear wall system and formulate improvement proposals for details and some design recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Earthquake Engineering on Timber Structures
PublisherCOST Action E29
Pages163-173
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event3rd International Workshop on Earthquake Engineering on Timber Structures - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 9 Nov 200610 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference3rd International Workshop on Earthquake Engineering on Timber Structures
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period9/11/0610/11/06

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