Assessment of disproportionate collapse for multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings

Mpidid Bita, H, Currie, NGR ORCID: and Tannert, T 2016, Assessment of disproportionate collapse for multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings , in: World Conference on TImber Engineering, 22-25 August 2016, Vienna, Austria.

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This paper investigates the risk of disproportionate collapse following extreme loading events. The methodology mimics a sudden removal of a loadbearing wall of a twelve - storey CLT building. The ductility-demand from the dynamic simulation is checked against the ductility supplied by the structural components and their connections. The analyses focus on rotational stiffness (k) of the joints by considering three different sub-structural idealisations according to the required modelling details and the feasibility of model reductions. To resist the imposed dynamic forces, the required k-values may be too large to be practically achieved by means of off-the-shelf brackets and screw connections. Improved structural detailing as well as adequate thickness of structural elements need to be considered in order to reduce the probability of disproportionate collapse.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016)
Publisher: Vienna University of Technology
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Depositing User: Mr N Currie
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 00:40

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