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10-Story CLT Building for Shake Table Tests

San Diego, CA
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    Mass Timber

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Part of the NHERI Tallwood Project, this 10-story structure has been built on the world’s largest outdoor shake table—located at UC San Diego—which reproduces severe earthquake ground motions for seismic testing. The shake table recently underwent a significant upgrade, and can reproduce a multi-dimensional earthquake with extreme accuracy.

The testing is part of a research project to develop and validate a resilient mass timber rocking shear wall system for tall wood buildings. After various types of modeling (including mechanistic modeling with several variants of post-tensioned rocking CLT wall systems) and development of a design methodology, the research team will conduct multiple shake table tests in two phases to validate the proposed design. 

Learn more about the NHERI Tallwood Project.
Additional information on the NHERI Tallwood Project. 
Read about the gravity design of the full-scale test building.

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    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT), Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL)

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