Robustness Analyses of Timber Structures

Poul Henning Kirkegaard, John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Hald

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The robustness of structural systems has obtained a renewed interest arising from a much more frequent use of advanced types of structures with limited redundancy and serious consequences in case of failure. In order to minimise the likelihood of such disproportionate structural failures, many modern building codes consider the need for the robustness of structures and provide strategies and methods to obtain robustness. Therefore, a structural engineer may take necessary steps to design robust structures that are insensitive to accidental circumstances. The present paper summaries issues with respect to robustness of timber structures and will discuss the consequences of such robustness issues related to the future development of timber structures.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesComputational Technology Reviews
Pages (from-to)125-148
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Invited lecture.


  • Timber
  • robustness
  • Reliability
  • Static Determinacy
  • Redundancy


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