Verification of the post-earthquake fire resistance of traditional timber frame clay wall designed for large-scale buildings

Daigoro Kikuchi, Yuji Hasemi, Noboru Yasui, Chihiro Kaku, Tadanori Kimura, Hajime Yokouchi, Mineyuki Takada

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Abstract

Influence of horizontal loading on the fire resistance of wood/soil wall qualified as Quasi-fireproof Construction is verified against loaded fire tests after racking tests with maximum deformation angles, 1/100 and 1/50 radians, by comparing with fire test without racking test. It resulted in virtually no reduction of the fire resistance by the maximum deformation angle 1/100 radians, normally assumed for the seismic design of low-rise wooden buildings, and 5% reduction by the maximum deformation angle 1/50 radians, showing better robustness of the fire resistance against earthquake than popular modern wooden constructions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-646
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume83
Issue number750
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug

Keywords

  • Horizontal loading
  • Load-bearing capacity
  • Loaded fire test
  • Post-earthquake fire
  • Wood/soil wall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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