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Timber Structure and Joint Possibilities in Earthquake-Prone Countries


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This paper will introduce various timber structures and joint possibilities in earthquake-prone Japan to show that unique structures are possible without sacrificing structural integrity.
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Keywords: HP shell; bending frame; cantilever; dome; earthquake-prone; flat slab; folded plate; hybrid systems; hybrid tension; joints; masonry; shear wall; simple beam; structural integrity; suspension; timber; traditional structures

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Professor, Tokyo Denki University Takii Tokyo Bldg. 8F, 1-6-1 Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: August 20, 2015

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