Seismic performance of wood mid-rise structures

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report; no. RR-345
Physical description42 p.
SubjectSeismic performance; design wood; mid-rise; wood buildings
AbstractThis report provides results of a state-of-the-art literature review of studies and surveys on seismic performance of wood structures. The review was performed to develop an understanding of the seismic response and design of mid-rise/multi-storey wood buildings and to explore gaps and challenges in the seismic design of these structures. This report includes summaries from results of the previous experimental, numerical and analytical studies as well as post-earthquake surveys on seismic response/resistance of wood buildings. The main structural systems considered in this study were wood light frames, commonly used in North America. The results of this review showed the dynamic response characteristics of multi-storey wood buildings, e.g. effects of higher modes, would play a major role in the seismic design of such structures. However, a proper design of timber structures would mitigate their damage and failure in the event of earthquakes.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21268917
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Record identifier43c1ab8e-2a36-4f01-b15e-2935c131a665
Record created2013-11-25
Record modified2016-10-03
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