Load sharing and structural response of timber-framed house

Satheeskumar, N., Henderson, D. J., Ginger, J. D. and Wang, C.H. (2015). Load sharing and structural response of timber-framed house. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (810-819). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.502

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Author Satheeskumar, N.
Henderson, D. J.
Ginger, J. D.
Wang, C.H.
Title of paper Load sharing and structural response of timber-framed house
Conference name International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 December 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015)
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.14264/uql.2016.502
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9781742721477
Editor Dilum Fernando
Jin-Guang Teng
Jose L. Torero
Start page 810
End page 819
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Contemporary houses in many parts of Australia are brick veneer structures with metal or tile clad roofs that are built by trained builders using skilled labourers working to engineering design specifications. However, windstorms can cause significant damage to houses hence; there is a need to study the load sharing and response of these structural systems to assess their vulnerability. A full-scale test was carried out on a representative brick veneer contemporary house to assess the loading effects on roof to wall connection and load sharing. Tests were carried out at each stage of construction: bare frame followed by the installation of roof battens and cladding, wall lining, ceiling etc. These construction stages were used to assess the contribution of the structural and nonstructural (i.e. ceiling, ceiling cornice and wall lining) elements to the load sharing and response of the timberframed house structure to wind loading. The full-scale test, results show that the vertical load sharing of the timber-framed house through the roof to wall connection depends on the stiffness of the connection and the truss location (i.e. whether located at the end or middle). The contribution of the non- structural elements to the load sharing is about 15% to 20%. The outcome of this study can be used to assess the response (i.e. vulnerability) of these houses to windstorms.
Keyword Timber-framed structure
full-scale test
load sharing
house construction
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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