Construction and seismic testing of a resilient two-story mass timber structure with cross laminated rocking walls
With the rising popularity of mass timber building in the United States, there is a need to develop efficient wood-based lateral systems to enable design of mass timber buildings in regions with high seismicity. This thesis summarizes the construction and testing details of a full scale shake table testing program for a two-story mass-timber structure with a resilient post-tensioned rocking wall lateral system made from cross laminated timber (CLT) product. The post-tensioned rocking walls helped to dissipate seismic forces while allowing the other parts of the structure to remain damage-free ...
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