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Evaluation of historic Dieh-Dou buildings in Taiwan

Tsai, P-H; D'Ayala, D; (2008) Evaluation of historic Dieh-Dou buildings in Taiwan. In: Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08. (pp. 331 - 338).

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The typical failure modes of the Taiwanese historic timber frame temples (Dieh-Dou buildings) are observed and classified from existing reports and surveys undertaken after the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake. The results of a series of laboratory full-scale joint tests are used to set two types of failure criteria, joint failure and material failure. Static elastic and nonlinear step by step analyses are then performed after simulating the Dieh-Dou structure with a FE software to assess their behaviour under lateral load. The results show that although the static analysis can reasonably simulate the overall behaviour of the structure, is only with the step-by-step analysis, where the correct failure sequence is identified by progressive removal of the elements damaged or failed according to the failure criteria, that the response of the structure is determined in the correct way. The critical elements of the frame are then identified, providing important indications for repairing or strengthening of these structures for the future. © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Evaluation of historic Dieh-Dou buildings in Taiwan
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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