Out-of-plane behaviour of the taiwanese traditional complex bracket systems

Sok Yee Yeo, Yu Chih Huang, Yu Lin Chung, Yu Hsiang Yeh, Min Fu Hsu

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The out-of-plane structural behaviour of the Taiwanese traditional complex bracket systems was studied to understand the joint resistance effects of the short vertical post (Guatong) and its adjoining complex brackets in the global frame. Cyclic horizontal loading test, with constant vertical force, was applied to three China Fir specimens. Preliminary results revealed that structural members, facing the out-of-plane direction, tend to be structurally weaker than its traverse counterparts when subjected to tension. When the joint connections of the horizontal members were subjected to compression, the global structure tends to behave like a brace. Likewise, when the structure is subjected to tension, the Gong and purlin members tend to be pulled out from their joints more easily. The counter resistance force observed from the tension side tends to be similar to the rotation of rigid body. This study also suggests that reinforcement design should be taken into consideration in future to increase to the global stiffness of the complex brackets along the out-of-plane direction.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Aug 202018 Aug 23


Other2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science


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