WIT Press


Timber-masonry Composite Structures - A Bearing Structure Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990051

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,163 kb

Author(s)

H.A. Biegholdt & R. Thiele

Abstract

Timber is the principal material used in old framework buildings. Present research suggests that the vertical loads are exclusively applied to the timber girders, but the timber frame can not bear all vertical loads if the posts are spaced wide apart. These structures have nevertheless remained stable for over 100 years. Our present knowledge is not sufficient to determine the ultimate load-bearing capacity of this type of construction which has gone out of use. The Institute has conducted practical tests and theoretical studies which make it possible to forecast buckling failures for wall systems as a function of vertical load. 1 Structure and material 1.1 Structure Stud walls are framework structures in which the spacing of some posts equals

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