Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis of a Wooden Structure with Base Subsidence

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by Dongping Fang, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,
Yutaka Miyamoto, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,
Shoji Iwasaki, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,
Hideaki Deto, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,
Hiroshi Hikosaka, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,
Maohong Yu, Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering:

Abstract: A heavy rain caused a famous Chinese ancient wooden structure to suffer serious base subsidence. In order to deal with the base subsidence of the valuable structure, a joggle model and a nonlinear method were developed to describe the behavior of joggle joints, which were widely used in the construction. The method was adapted into a 3-dimensional FEM structural analysis program. Various joint models were attempted and the numerical results were compared with the observed results. It is shown that the method developed in this paper is effective in determining the behavior of joggle joints.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Wood structures | Three-dimensional analysis | Construction methods | Finite element method | Structural behavior | Land subsidence | Nonlinear analysis | Structural models | Numerical models |

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