Experimental evaluation of the in-plane stiffness of timber diaphragms (2012)
AuthorsBrignola, A., Podestà, S., Pampanin, S.show all
The seismic response of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, in both their as-built or retrofitted configuration, is strongly dependent on the characteristics of wooden floors and, in particular, on their in-plane stiffness and on the quality of wall-to-floor connections. As part of the development of alternative performance-based retrofit strategies for URM buildings, experimental research has been carried out by the authors at the University of Canterbury, in order to distinguish the different elements contributing to the whole diaphragm's stiffness. The results have been compared to the ones predicted through the use of international guidelines in order to highlight shortcomings and qualities and to propose a simplified formulation for the evaluation of the stiffness properties.
CitationBrignola, A. Pampanin, S., Podestà, S. (2012) Experimental evaluation of the in-plane stiffness of timber diaphragms. Earthquake Spectra, 28(4), pp. 1687–1709.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090504 - Earthquake Engineering
09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090502 - Construction Engineering