The research of SyDE student Ahmad Ghazi Aljuhmaniand was published in the Engineering Structures.
The research of SyDE student Ahmad Ghazi Aljuhmani (Architecture and Building Science, Engineering, D1) and others was published in the Engineering Structures.
【Summary of the paper】
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a relatively strong material and has the protentional to be used in areas of high seismicity such as Japan. In this paper, 24 CLT panels were tested with the main objective of evaluating the effect of openings on the in-plane strength and stiffness of CLT panels. The results showed that the panels with openings with the same area but different aspect ratios had different failure directions and reduction factors for strength and stiffness. The reduction of stiffness was found to be greater than the reduction of shear strength. This paper's findings will help clarify the reduction in strength and stiffness of CLT panels with openings, which is an important aspect of the seismic design of buildings.
Journal title：Engineering Structures
Title：Experimental investigation on the effect of openings on the in-plane shear strength and stiffness of cross-laminated timber panels
Publication date：Volume 254, 1 March 2022, 113786
Authors：Ahmad Ghazi Aljuhmani, Hamood Alwashali, Ayaka Ogasawara, Eito Atsuzawa, Masaki Maeda, Matsutaro Seki