Seismic Response of a Platform-Frame System with Steel Columns
AbstractTimber platform-frame shear walls are characterized by high ductility and diffuse energy dissipation but limited in-plane shear resistance. A novel lightweight constructive system composed of steel columns braced with oriented strand board (OSB) panels was conceived and tested. Preliminary laboratory tests were performed to study the OSB-to-column connections with self-drilling screws. Then, the seismic response of a shear wall was determined performing a quasi-static cyclic-loading test of a full-scale specimen. Results presented in this work in terms of force-displacement capacity show that this system confers to shear walls high in-plane strength and stiffness with good ductility and dissipative capacity. Therefore, the incorporation of steel columns within OSB bracing panels results in a strong and stiff platform-frame system with high potential for low- and medium-rise buildings in seismic-prone areas. View Full-Text
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Trutalli, D.; Marchi, L.; Scotta, R.; Pozza, L.; De Stefani, L. Seismic Response of a Platform-Frame System with Steel Columns. Buildings 2017, 7, 33.
Trutalli D, Marchi L, Scotta R, Pozza L, De Stefani L. Seismic Response of a Platform-Frame System with Steel Columns. Buildings. 2017; 7(2):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Trutalli, Davide; Marchi, Luca; Scotta, Roberto; Pozza, Luca; De Stefani, Lorenzo. 2017. "Seismic Response of a Platform-Frame System with Steel Columns." Buildings 7, no. 2: 33.
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