This paper attempts to formulate an expression for the estimation of equivalent viscous damping (EVD) for cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural archetypes as a function of ductility. The paper aims at contributing toward the direct displacement-based design procedure (DDBD) of CLT structures, which makes use of equivalent viscous damping and secant stiffness estimations as proxies for the estimation of the nonlinear behavior of structures. The available hysteretic models of CLT structures are very elaborate, and the inelastic time-domain simulations using hysteretic models are not easily manageable. Hence, the adoption of equivalent viscous damping is a crucial feature of any DDBD method. In this paper, the authors estimate the EVD of a set of 16 typologies of CLT buildings with an increasing slenderness ratio. The minimum of the squared error between the maximum drift of the elastic time-history and the hysteretic response gives the EVD. The extended energy-dependent generalized Bouc Wen (EEGBW) model, calibrated on experimental data, is used to predict the inelastic seismic response of the single CLT shear wall. The correlation between EVD and ductility is compared to existing EVD formulations referring to concrete and steel structures.
|Titolo:||Equivalent Viscous Damping of Cross-Laminated Timber Structural Archetypes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|