The use of cross laminated timber for Long span flooring in commercial buildings

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Conference Proceeding
WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, 2016
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Long span timber floor solutions have demonstrated their potential to compete with concrete and steel construction for multi-storey commercial buildings. Due to the high strength-to-weight ratio of timber, serviceable vibration performance is a critical structural design issue for long spans. This project investigates the vibration performance of cross laminated timber for long span floors in the Australian and New Zealand building sector. Laboratory experiments and computer analysis are used to study the effect of the increased transverse stiffness, inherent to a cross laminated timber, on the vibration performance of the floor. The effect of boundary conditions, connection and support type, are investigated and quantified where possible. A timber joist floor with a plywood sheath is analysed and tested to validate the methods used in this study.
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