Seismic Design and Analysis of Wood Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Spring 2017
Teacher(s):
BRYAN FOLZ
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
06/03/2017 – 31/03/2017

Notes:

This course provides an introduction to the material properties; construction practices; codified design of wood structural elements, assemblies and connections; and the seismic design and analysis of lateral force resisting elements of wood buildings and overall building response.
Properties of wood: material structure, mechanical properties, inherent variability, material testing and data fitting, and environmental influences. Types of wood structures and construction practices: wood frame construction and mass timber building (post and beam, glued-laminated timber and cross-laminated timber CLT/XLAM) with case studies. Codified design of wood members and systems: bending, compression, combined loading, connections, and lateral force resisting systems consisting of wood shear walls and diaphragms. Numerical models are presented for the hysteretic behaviour of connections, the cyclic response of shear walls and the seismic response of wood structures. An overview of past research activities on the seismic performance of wood structures and future trends in research are highlighted.