Performance-Based Design Guideline for Mid- to High-Rise Mass Timber Based Structures with Energy Dissipators and Base Isolators

In Canada, the need to address housing demand along the growing urbanization with consideration of environmental impact, motivated timber-based construction. Timber structures are known for their aesthetic, flexibility in achieving the innovative architectural designs, fast means of construction and environmental friendliness. In the past decade, significant research have been undertaken to use timber for mid- to high-rise structures. Mass timber-based structures, incorporating appropriate connections and energy dissipators, can extend the building heights in timber-based construction. The general objectives in the proposed research are: (I) to develop reliability-based design frameworks for light-timber based mid-rises with energy dissipators, and (II) to develop performance-based design frameworks for tall mass timber-based systems incorporating damping systems and base isolations. Performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) is widely considered to be a rational and comprehensive framework for the seismic design and assessment of civil engineering structures. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Solomon Tesfamariam


Selamawit Dires


Dynamic Structures


Engineering - other






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