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Analysis of timber frames with localized nonlinearities

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Author(s): Mešić Esad

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 307;
Date: 2003;
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ABSTRACT
A methodology of nonlinear analysis of timber frame structures with flexible connections has been developed in this paper. The methodology is based on the results of experimental investigation of connections behavior under static and cycling loading. The adopted numerical method is based on the concept of localized nonlinearity which facilitates the reproduction of the experimentally determined connections behavior in the analysis of frame structures. The methodology is also applicable to other types of timber structures.