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In-situ Evaluation Of Timber Roof Structures Of Historic Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030791

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

580.39 kb

Author(s)

C.-J. Chen, P.-H. Tsai, M.-F. Hsu & W.-S. Chang

Abstract

In-situ evaluation of timber roof structures of historic buildings C.-J. hen', P.-H. ~ s a i ~ , M.-F. HSU~ & W.-S. chang2 IDepartment of Construction Technology, Leader University, Taiwan 2 Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Abstract Condition assessment is an important step before repairs of timber structure. In the past, the experienced master carpenters carried out these works in Taiwan. This paper addresses the inadequacy of the traditional evaluation method, and proposes a new methodology to evaluate a roof structure by taking into account the structural performance. The method can be divided into three steps, first the visual inspection was conducted to record necessary information for further structural studied. Secondly, the structural analysis of the trusses was carried out in order to obtain the stresses in members. Comparing the resultant stress under loading with allowable stress, safety factor in each member was calculated. Finally, the unsafe and

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