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Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls

  This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls, based on experimental tests. A total of 17 timber framed wall specimens, constructed from a combination of materials under different load configurations, were tested. The experimental study was designed to
examine the influence of a range of geometrical parameters, such as fastener size and spacings, wall length, arrangement of studs and horizontal members, as well as the effect of vertical loading on the racking strength and stiffness of the walls. The experimental results were then compared with results obtained from design rules,
as given in the relevant European standards, to determine the racking performance of the walls, and are discussed in the paper.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    10 August 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003

  • Cross Ref:

    S2352012417300498

  • ISSN:

    2352-0124

  • Library of Congress:

    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    721 Architectural structure

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded; Edinburgh Napier University

Citation

Dhonju, R., D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & Zhang, B. (2017). Parametric Evaluation of Racking Performance of Platform Timber Framed Walls. Structures, 12, 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.003

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Keywords

Platform framing, Timber framed walls, Racking performance, Racking test, PD6693-1, Eurocode 5.

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