Structural Performance Of Portal Frame Constructed With Japanese Cedar Glulam

Feasibility of using rapid grown Japanese cedar glulam for constructing a portal frame was examined. A 2500×3000-mm portal frame was constructed with 140×305-mm glulam members and subjected to a lateral cyclic load. The connections between post and beam members were fastened with 8 16-mm pins. Resulted moment resistance of the frame fastened with pins in square placement performed better than that with in circular placement. While the inserted metal plate in L-type showed higher initial stiffness and energy absorption than that in straight metal plate. The stress distribution of glulam post indicated shifts of neutral axis and deflection point as the cyclic load increases.…

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