Robustness of Timber Structure After Column Removal

The robustness of the timber structure is accessed using Dlubal RFEM 6.02, a comprehensive software for structural analysis and design. Initially, the original structure is analysed to ensure its stability and compliance with design check ratios for members and surfaces. This serves as a baseline assessment of the structure's integrity. Then, an interior column is selectively removed, and the analysis is repeated to investigate the effects of the element loss. Any members or surfaces that fail to meet the design check ratios due to the element removal are subsequently removed from the structure.

Nima Fayazi

The process is repeated for the three different column sizes whilst keeping all other dimensions of the structure constant. By comparing the global deformation in each iteration scenario for various column cross sections, the influence of column size on the structure's robustness can be evaluated.