Modeling Cross-Laminated Timber Structures 4

Tips & Tricks

The support of the cross‑laminated timber plate deserves a closer look. Usually, a cross‑laminated wall is secured against shearing by means of shear connectors and against lifting forces by means of tie rods.

Such a consideration of the according nonlinearities in the program might soon become very complex. It is, however, possible to consider such a support in accordance with the nonlinearities, as shown in the picture.

In my next post, I will explain the slip of the shear connectors shown in the picture.


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