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|Title:||Timber frames as an earthquake resisting system in Portugal|
Lourenço, Paulo B.
|Keywords:||Timber frame Structures|
Earthquake resisting system
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Abstract(s):||Timber frames are commonly adopted as a structural element in many countries with specific characteristics varying locally, in termsof geometry and materials.Their diffusion in Southern European countries is linked to their good seismic-resistant capacity, but only in the last decade interest has grown for this structural typology, and studies have been performed to better understand their behaviour. In this contribution, a brief state of the art on existing timber frame building typologies is presented, focusing on their seismic-resistant characteristics. Additionally, an overview of possible strengthening solutions, adopted both in practice, and tested experimentally are presented. Their performance when applied to walls and connections is also discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||ISISE - Capítulos/Artigos em Livros Internacionais|