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

Report on the seismic performance of three-dimensional moment-resisting timber frames with... The seismic performance of three-dimensional moment-resisting timber frames with frictional damping devices was investigated experimentally. This article describes a novel three-dimensional beam-to-column connection which was designed to behave rigidly up to moderate seismic intensities and to start the frictional dissipating behavior at higher intensities. The three-dimensional beam-to-column connection component was initially tested under cyclic loading, and then the connection was mounted in a three-level prototype frame and tested on a shake table. From the cyclic loading tests, the energy dissipation of the proposed beam-to-column connection was higher than the equivalent rigid connection. The frame demonstrated self-aligning capabilities without permanent drift at seismic intensities up to 1.4 g and maintained strength up to high seismic intensities of 2 g. Because wood frames allow for large elastic deflections and can exhibit excellent self-aligning capabilities (i.e., connections tolerate large rotations within safe stress levels), the proposed frictional beam-to-column connection is a promising alternative for moment-resisting timber frames that can be used to prevent structural members from reaching critical stresses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/1369433217753695
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Abstract

The seismic performance of three-dimensional moment-resisting timber frames with frictional damping devices was investigated experimentally. This article describes a novel three-dimensional beam-to-column connection which was designed to behave rigidly up to moderate seismic intensities and to start the frictional dissipating behavior at higher intensities. The three-dimensional beam-to-column connection component was initially tested under cyclic loading, and then the connection was mounted in a three-level prototype frame and tested on a shake table. From the cyclic loading tests, the energy dissipation of the proposed beam-to-column connection was higher than the equivalent rigid connection. The frame demonstrated self-aligning capabilities without permanent drift at seismic intensities up to 1.4 g and maintained strength up to high seismic intensities of 2 g. Because wood frames allow for large elastic deflections and can exhibit excellent self-aligning capabilities (i.e., connections tolerate large rotations within safe stress levels), the proposed frictional beam-to-column connection is a promising alternative for moment-resisting timber frames that can be used to prevent structural members from reaching critical stresses.

Journal

Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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