American Society of Civil Engineers

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

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), and Maohong Yu, (Xian Jiaotong Univ, Xian, China)

pp. 977-984

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Document type: Conference 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Three-dimensional analysis
Wood structures

Author Keywords:
Structural analysis
Computer applications - Finite element method - Mathematical models - Numerical methods - Wooden construction
3D nonlinear analysis - Base subsidence - Joggle model - Wooden structure