TA project: TIMBER BUILDINGS

Read the Final Common Report. Four seperate reports, focusing in more detail on the timber buildings that were tested, are also available:

Click here to read the final report for the Rusticasa building (Part 1).
Click
here to read the final report for the Legnocase building (Part 2).
Click
here to read the final report for the TUGraz building (Part 3),
and
here to read that for the Rubnerhaus building (Part 4).

Click here to watch a video presenting the TIMBER BUILDINGS project.

Click here to watch a video from the TIMBER BUILDINGS tests.

A concise presentation of the project's aim and main outcomes is available in the Joint brochure of the SERIES TA facilities.

TITLE OF PROPOSAL: Investigation of seismic performance of multi-storey timber buildings

HOST TA FACILITY: 
LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal

TA AGREEMENT BETWEEN USERS AND FACILITY:
15 Jan. 2010

STARTING DATE:
16 July 2011 (kick-off meeting)

END DATE:
February 2013

NO. OF USERS (researchers):
11

LEAD USERS:
Maurizio Piazza - DIMS, University of Trento (Italy)
Roberto Tomasi - DIMS, University of Trento (Italy)

ADDITIONAL USERS:
Gerhard Schickhofer - Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Jorge Branco - University of Minho (Portugal)
Paulo B. Lourenço - University of Minho (Portugal)

RESEARCHERS:
DIMS, University of Trento (Italy): Daniele Casagrande, Paolo Grossi, Maurizio Piazza, Tiziano Sartori, Roberto Tomasi
Graz University of Technology (Austria): Gerhard Schickhofer, Georg Flatscher
University of Minho (Portugal): Jorge Branco, Paulo B. Lourenço
LNEC (Portugal): Alfredo Campos Costa, Paulo Xavier Candeias


Log house building (University of Minho – Rusticasa, PT)

Timber framed building (University of Trento – Legnocase, IT)

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED RESEARCH:

The goal of the research is the analysis of the seismic performance of timber building. Three kind of timber housing system will be taken into account: platform frame system (PFS), log house system (LHS), cross laminated system (CLT). For each kind of system will be provided, thank to the cooperation with industrial partners, at least one full scale specimen of a multi‐storey timber house to be tested on shaking table. The specimens will be a multi storey timber house from 1 to 3 storeys with a possible regular horizontal plan. At least 4 specimens will be tested during the experimental campaign, adopting different level of excitation and different conditions of the structures. 


Cross laminated timber building (TU Graz, AT)


Timber framed building (University of Trento – Rubner, IT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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