Evaluation of strength properies of shear walls with deteriorated composing members

Shiro Nakajima, Tomohiro Shimizu, Hideki Matsumoto, Yukio Tsujimura, Akira Seino, Masao Nakajima, Kenji Motohashi

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Abstract

Almost 40 years have past since the North American wood frame (two-by-four) construction method became one of the common construction methods for the wooden residential buildings in Japan. The durability of the relatively small cross section size of the framing members, the sheathing materials and the steel connectors such as common nails were in discussion. The object of this research is to evaluate the performance of the shear walls at certain stages of the buildings' service life. The sheathing panels and nails were extracted from wooden existing buildings of certain ages and the extracted sheathing panels and nails were tested for their strength properties. And the strength properties of the aged shear walls were evaluated using a simple structural model and the characteristic values of the aged nail joints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationTimber Engineering Challenges and Solutions
Pages328-335
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: Timber Engineering Challenges and Solutions, WCTE 2012 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2012 Jul 152012 Jul 19

Publication series

NameWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: Timber Engineering Challenges and Solutions, WCTE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period12/7/1512/7/19

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Nail joints
  • Sheathing material
  • Structural model
  • Two-by-four construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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