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Title: Development of seismic performance factors for cross-laminated timber shear walls

Source: Research In Progress FPL-RIP-0719-039. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 2 p.

Author(s)van de Lindt, John W.; Rammer, Douglas R.

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Since its initial introduction in Europe more than two decades ago, cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been established as a new-generation product (UNFAO 2016). Recent construction projects in both Canada and the United States (Pei et al. 2016) and research efforts in Europe, North America, and Japan on CLT-based lateral force resisting systems (Pei et al. 2014) have demonstrated that CLT can be a viable alternative to steel and concrete in mid-rise construction, particularly in seismic regions. However, CLT-based seismic force resisting systems are not included in current design codes and standards, meaning that any CLT seismic design can be conducted only through alternative methods. This approach is both costly and complicated, making CLT less competitive than other conventional structural systems such as light-frame wood and heavier materials such as steel and concrete. The purpose of this Forest Products Laboratory partnership with Colorado State University is to determine seismic performance factors for CLT, thereby enabling CLT to be used efficiently and competitively throughout the United States.

Keywords: Seismic performance; cyclic performance; cross-laminated timber; shear walls

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 558 kb(s)

Date posted: 04/19/2018
RITS Product ID: 89993
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer

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