The Timber Frame Engineering Council and TFG have inked a two-year research contract with the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young University to develop a better understanding of how stand-alone timber frame structures (e.g., open pavilions) perform under earthquake (seismic) loading. The first phase of the project includes testing of full-scale timber frame assemblies with mortise and tenon joinery. The second phase of the research will investigate complex collapse simulations. The results of the research will be seismic performance factors that structural engineers need to design safe and cost-effective stand-alone timber frames subject to seismic loading.
Principal Investigator is John P. Judd, Ph.D., S.E., Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming and the Co-Principal Investigator is Fernando S. Fonseca, Ph.D., S.E., Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University.
Published on Jun 8, 2016