Evaluation of stiffness and validation of summation rules for two-story timber frames based on shaking table tests

Toichiro Watanabe, Toshiaki Sato, Takenori Hida, Michio Iguchi, Yuichi Masaki, Tadashi Mikoshiba, Masayuki Nagano

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This paper focuses on the stiffness evaluation and the summation rules for the two-story timber frames, comprising of main frames and various aseismic elements, based on shaking table tests. The equivalent stiffness and skeleton curves for these elements are extracted based on system identification approach using acceleration response on several input motion. Summation rules are generally verified for the combination of main frames and other aseismic elements, based on assumption that the characteristics of main frames depend on axial force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1048
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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