Experimental analysis on seismic performance evaluation of traditional timber frame structures with large hanging walls

Saki Ohmura, Yasuhiro Nambu, Yoshihiro Shibuya, Mina Sugino, Yasuhiro Hayashi

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Abstract

In Japan, there are a lot of traditional timber buildings. In our investigation of the traditional timber houses, the structures which consist of tall hanging walls and beams called Sashigamoi in Japanese were found. The purpose of this study is the demonstrative investigation of the mechanical characteristics of the timber frame structures with large hanging walls aiming for construction of a reasonable and practical seismic evaluation method. In this paper, we performed the static loading tests of the historical timber frames with large hanging walls and analyze the test results in detail. As a result, it is revealed that there is room for improvement on the current method of seismic evaluation on the frames with hanging walls as for evaluation on the restoring force characteristics and the possibility of breakage of columns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
PublisherVienna University of Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9783903039001
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 22 2016Aug 25 2016

Publication series

NameWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering

Other

Other2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period8/22/168/25/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Ohmura, S., Nambu, Y., Shibuya, Y., Sugino, M., & Hayashi, Y. (2016). Experimental analysis on seismic performance evaluation of traditional timber frame structures with large hanging walls. In WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering). Vienna University of Technology.