PresLam (Prestressed Laminated Timber) technology has proved to be an efficient system to build low-damage timber structures otherwise impractical in high seismic zones. The system combines unbonded post-tensioning tendons and mild steel bars allowing the accommodation of the seismic demand through controlled rocking motion. The behavior of specimens tested at the University of Canterbury and those already installed and being monitored in New Zealand buildings is presented.
Gabriele Granello – Visiting Scholar from the University of Canterbury, NZ
Ph.D. Candidate in Earthquake Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Friday, February 16th, 2018. 2:00 to 3:00PM
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Holmes Hall Room 244
Parking Available at the UH Lower Campus Structure ($5.00 for the day)