Seismic collapse assessment of cross-laminated timber buildings by multi-scale modelling techniques

  • Saavedra Flores, Erick (Principal Investigator)
  • Astroza, Rodrigo (Co-Investigator)
  • Araya-Letelier, Gerardo (Principal Investigator)

Project Details


This research project will investigate the seismic collapse risk of CLT and hybrid timber buildings, whose complete understanding appear to be, until now, at a rather preliminary stage of development. The overall aim is to deliver a step-change in the field of collapse assessment of mass timber buildings and hybrid timber structures through advanced computational multi-scale simulations and laboratory investigations. A better understanding of the seismic collapse risk of mass timber buildings in seismic countries like Chile will lead to substantial improvements in design standards and detailing manuals for timber construction and eventually, will promote the efficient use of wood, and particularly CLT, in the building industry. This is important for the social housing sector, in which any marginal improvement in the material efficiency may enable savings to be re-invested into additional supply, resulting in further benefits for residents..
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/24


  • Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID), Chile: CLP200,000,000.00