A 30 level cross laminated timber building system and analysis of the eurocode dynamic wind loads

John Chapman, Thomas Reynolds, Richard Harris

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Abstract

This paper looks at the possibility of using cross-laminated timber construction, which is commonly referred to as CLT, to support commercial buildings to thirty levels. A prototype building structure is proposed and analysed. The main structural elements, including a central tube core, columns and beams, are made of CLT. The CLT panels are arranged to ensure structural efficiency with minimal material wastage. A building of this height has the potential to undergo significant vibration in response to turbulent wind loading. The Eurocode analysis procedure for along-wind response of structures is applied to the prototype building, and the effect of the vibration on the comfort of building occupants and the magnitude of the loads on the structure is considered. The paper concludes that the proposed structural system with CLT elements may be suitable for buildings to thirty levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Timber Engineering
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: The Future of Timber Engineering, WCTE 2012 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 15 Jul 201219 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: The Future of Timber Engineering, WCTE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period15/07/1219/07/12

Keywords

  • Along-wind vibration
  • Cross-laminated timber
  • Eurocode
  • Multi-storey
  • Wind

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