Report on the seismic performance of three-dimensional moment-resisting timber frames with frictional damping in beam-to-column connections

Tiberiu Polocoșer, Jonas Leimcke, Bohumil Kasal
  • Advances in Structural Engineering, January 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1369433217753695

Experimental testing results of a timber frame with frictional device in the BTC connection.

What is it about?

The shake table testing showed the capabilities of the frame to sustain larger earthquakes. The frictional device was steel on steel, and required careful attention to how much the bolts were tightened to make sure the friction occurred when desired.

Why is it important?

The results are important to the current state of practice of designing taller wood buildings, where possible alternatives to the CLT rocking shear walls will offer more opportunities in the primary and secondary lateral restraining systems.

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