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Experimental study on seismic characteristics of typical mortise-tenon joints of Chinese southern traditional timber frame buildings

  • Qing ChunEmail author
  • Zhi Yue
  • JianWu Pan
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Abstract

The seismic characteristics of four typical mortise-tenon joints of Chinese southern traditional timber frame buildings were researched, including Yanwei mortise-tenon joint (including dropping Yanwei mortise-tenon joint), Shizigutou mortise-tenon joint, Ban mortise-tenon joint and Mantou mortise-tenon joint. Experiments on thirteen specimens were carried out. Failure modes, hysteresis curves, skeleton curves and rotational stiffness were studied. The results provided a theoretical basis for seismic research, protection and maintenance of Chinese southern traditional timber frame buildings.

Keywords

Chinese southern traditional timber frame building mortise-tenon joint seismic characteristics rotational stiffness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Lab of Urban & Architectural Heritage Conservation, Ministry of EducationSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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