The development of strong and stiff lateral load-resisting systems (LLRS) is essential for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. On the other hand, within a seismic design philosophy, strength/stiffness and ductility/drift capacity typically appear as opposite target parameters, depending on the acceptable level of damage. For improved stiffness and strength, core-wall tubular structural forms commonly are used for taller reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. This paper presents an experimental study of a new type of LLRS in cross-laminated timber (CLT). A post-tensioned C-shaped CLT core-wall mainly using screwed connections was designed and tested under unidirectional and bidirectional cyclic loading. It was found that the mixed-angle screwed connection solution was the most effective. The highest partial composite action of 60%-70% was reached and the core-wall system stiffness at serviceability limit state increased more than four times compared with a decoupled test with only friction between the CLT panels. The (unbonded) post-tensioning technology provided strong and stiff core-wall base connections with recentering capability and small residual displacements. The experimental test results confirmed that significant system strength/stiffness and ductility/drift capacity can be achieved in a post-tensioned C-shaped CLT core-wall system with minimal damage through careful connection detailing.

Experimental Testing of a Low-Damage Post-Tensioned C-Shaped CLT Core-Wall / Brown, J. R.; Li, M.; Palermo, A.; Pampanin, S.; Sarti, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0733-9445. - 147:3(2021). [10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002926]

Experimental Testing of a Low-Damage Post-Tensioned C-Shaped CLT Core-Wall

Pampanin S.;
2021

Abstract

The development of strong and stiff lateral load-resisting systems (LLRS) is essential for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. On the other hand, within a seismic design philosophy, strength/stiffness and ductility/drift capacity typically appear as opposite target parameters, depending on the acceptable level of damage. For improved stiffness and strength, core-wall tubular structural forms commonly are used for taller reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. This paper presents an experimental study of a new type of LLRS in cross-laminated timber (CLT). A post-tensioned C-shaped CLT core-wall mainly using screwed connections was designed and tested under unidirectional and bidirectional cyclic loading. It was found that the mixed-angle screwed connection solution was the most effective. The highest partial composite action of 60%-70% was reached and the core-wall system stiffness at serviceability limit state increased more than four times compared with a decoupled test with only friction between the CLT panels. The (unbonded) post-tensioning technology provided strong and stiff core-wall base connections with recentering capability and small residual displacements. The experimental test results confirmed that significant system strength/stiffness and ductility/drift capacity can be achieved in a post-tensioned C-shaped CLT core-wall system with minimal damage through careful connection detailing.
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