Inthis paper,a non-linear procedure for the seismic design of metal connections in cross-laminated timber (CLT) walls subjected to bending and axial force is presented. Timber is conservatively modelled as an elasto-brittle material, whereas metal connections (hold-downs and angle brackets) are modelled withan elasto-plastic behavior. The reaction force in each connection is iteratively calculated by varyingthe position of the neutral axis at the base of the wall using a simple algorithm that was implementedfirst in a purposely developed spreadsheet, and then into a purposely developed software. This methodis based on the evaluation of five different failure mechanisms at ultimate limit state, starting from the fully tensioned wall to the fully compressed one,similarly to reinforced concrete (RC) section design.By setting the mechanical properties of timber and metal connections and the geometry of the CLT panel, the algorithm calculates, for every axial load value, the ultimate resisting moment of the entire wall and the position of the neutral axis. The procedure mainly applies to platform-type structures with hold-downs and angle brackets connections at the base of the wall and rocking mechanism as the prevalentway of dissipation. This method allows the designer to have information on the rocking capacity of thesystem and on the failure mechanism for a given distribution of external loads. The proposed methodwas validated on the results of FE analyses using SAP2000 and ABAQUS showing acceptable accuracy.

A novel method for non-linear design of CLT wall systems

Tamagnone, G.;Rinaldin, G.;Fragiacomo, M.
2018-01-01

Abstract

Inthis paper,a non-linear procedure for the seismic design of metal connections in cross-laminated timber (CLT) walls subjected to bending and axial force is presented. Timber is conservatively modelled as an elasto-brittle material, whereas metal connections (hold-downs and angle brackets) are modelled withan elasto-plastic behavior. The reaction force in each connection is iteratively calculated by varyingthe position of the neutral axis at the base of the wall using a simple algorithm that was implementedfirst in a purposely developed spreadsheet, and then into a purposely developed software. This methodis based on the evaluation of five different failure mechanisms at ultimate limit state, starting from the fully tensioned wall to the fully compressed one,similarly to reinforced concrete (RC) section design.By setting the mechanical properties of timber and metal connections and the geometry of the CLT panel, the algorithm calculates, for every axial load value, the ultimate resisting moment of the entire wall and the position of the neutral axis. The procedure mainly applies to platform-type structures with hold-downs and angle brackets connections at the base of the wall and rocking mechanism as the prevalentway of dissipation. This method allows the designer to have information on the rocking capacity of thesystem and on the failure mechanism for a given distribution of external loads. The proposed methodwas validated on the results of FE analyses using SAP2000 and ABAQUS showing acceptable accuracy.
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