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Development and full-scale validation of resilience-based seismic design of tall wood buildings: the NEHRI Tallwood ProjectAuthor(s): S. Pei; J.W. van de Lindt; J. Ricles; R. Sause; J. Berman; K. Ryan; J.D. Dolan; A. Buchanan; T. Robinson; E. McDonnell; H. Blomgren; M. Popovski; D. Rammer
Source: Proceedings, 2017 NZSEE conference proceedings. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: 1-8.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionWith global urbanization trends, the demands for tall residential and mixed-use buildings in the range of 8~20 stories are increasing. One new structural system in this height range are tall wood buildings which have been built in select locations around the world using a relatively new heavy timber structural material known as cross laminated timber (CLT). With its relatively light weight, there is consensus amongst the global wood seismic research and practitioner community that tall wood buildings have a substantial potential to become a key solution to building future seismically resilient cities. This paper introduces the NHERI Tallwood Project recentely funded by the U.S. National Science Fundation to develop and validate a seismic design methodology for tall wood buildings that incorporates high-performance structural and nonstructural systems and can quantitatively account for building resilience. This will be accomplished through a series of research tasks planned over a 4-year period. These tasks will include mechanistic modeling of tall wood buildings with several variants of post-tensioned rocking CLT wall systems, fragility modeling of structural and non-structural building components that affect resilience, full-scale biaxial testing of building sub-assembly systems, development of a resilience-based seismic design (RBSD) methodology, and finally a series of full-scale shaking table tests of a 10-story CLT building specimen to validate the proposed design. The project will deliver a new tall building type capable of transforming the urban building landscape by addressing urbanization demand while enhancing resilience and sustainability.
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CitationPei, S.; van de Lindt, J.W.; Ricles, J.; Sause, R.; Berman, J.; Ryan, K.; Dolan, J.D.; Buchanan, A.; Robinson, T.; McDonnell, E.; Blomgren, H.; Popovski, M.; Rammer, D. 2017. Development and full-scale validation of resilience-based seismic design of tall wood buildings: the NEHRI Tallwood Project. In: Proceedings, 2017 NZSEE conference proceedings. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: 1-8.
KeywordsDevelopment, seismic design, NHERI, Tallwood Project
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