Nailed connections have nonlinear load-displacement
relations. Modeling these connections in an assembled
structure would require a great amount of computational time
because of the large number of degrees of freedom.
Replacing these connections with energetically-equivalent
nonlinear springs reduces the number of degrees of freedom,
and leads to computational efficiency in...
The objective of this study was to compare light wood framing and traditional timber
framing quantitatively through environmental impact assessment and load path analysis. This
research was inspired by a traditional timber frame structure constructed in Vermont in 2011, and
the design of structures considered within reflect the general characteristics...
The objective of this study was to develop and validate practical modeling
methods for investigating load paths and system behavior in a realistic, light-frame wood
structure. The modeling methods were validated against full-scale tests on subassemblies
and an L-shaped house. The model of the L-shaped house was then modified