Journal article

Three-dimensional model of light frame wood buildings. I: Model description

M Collins, B Kasal, P Paevere, GC Foliente

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2005

Abstract

In this paper, a nonlinear three-dimensional finite element (FE) model of light frame buildings capable of static and dynamic analysis is presented. The model can accommodate various material and structural configurations, including multilevel structures. A customizable commercial general purpose FE code is used in the analytical investigation of the model formulation. The model as presented is capable of predicting the hierarchical response of the structure from the global, such as the maximum displacement, down to the individual demand placed on substructures such as a nailed joint connection. This capability is provided by replacing individual substructure responses, e.g., in-plane respon..

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