Full-scale experiment on traditional timber frames of Taiwan

Wen Shao Chang, Min-fu Hsu, Lo Mao

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Abstract

Many traditional timber structures were destroyed by the major earthquakes. Since 2003, a multi-year project has been initiated to investigate the structural performance of these traditional timber structures. The project started with an extensive field survey, the results were used as fundamental data for the following experiments. The results of the field survey showed that mud and wood are the main materials to infill the timber frames. To compare the structural performance of traditional timber frames in which the difference materials are selected as a in-filled shear wall, full scale experiments were conducted. The experimental results show that the timber frame in-filled with timber shear walls shows better horizontal force resistance than that in-filled with mud shear walls. However, the timber frame in-filled with mud shear wall has slower stiffness degradation comparable. In the study, the static push-over analyses were also carried out to analyze the performance of these timber structures with good agreements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008
Pages1915-1922
Number of pages8
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 2008 Jun 22008 Jun 5

Other

Other10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period08-06-0208-06-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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