Influence of the Connection Modelling on the Seismic Behaviour of Crosslam Timber Buildings

  • I. SustersicEmail author
  • B. Dujic
  • Massimo Fragiacomo
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The paper investigates the influence of modelling different types of connections in multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings. The importance of modelling the connection flexibility in the prediction of the natural vibration periods and the base shear force of a crosslam building is demonstrated using linear-dynamic analysis. The building’s global ductility and peak ground acceleration were compared using non-linear static and dynamic analyses, demonstrating that the former may lead to non-conservative result. The effect of gravity loads does not seem to be crucial in the analyses, whereas including friction in the model leads to a lower seismic response of the structure. This beneficial influence may however be reduced by the vertical component of the seismic acceleration, not considered in this study.


Cross-laminated timber Multi-storey buildings Seismic design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CBD d.o.o. - Contemporary Building DesignCeljeSlovenia
  2. 2.Dept. of Architecture, Design and Urban PlanningUniversity of SassariAlgheroItaly

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