Robustness Assessment of Spatial Timber Structures

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Robustness of structural systems has obtained a renewed interest due to 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 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 spatial timber structures and will discuss the consequences of such robustness issues related to the future development of timber structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIASS-APCS 2012 Proceedings : from spatial structures to space structures
Number of pages8
PublisherThe International Association for Shell and Spacial Structures
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIASS-APCS 2012 : from spatial structures to space structures - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 21 May 201224 May 2012


ConferenceIASS-APCS 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Robustness
  • Reliability
  • Timber
  • Static Determinacy
  • Redundancy
  • Ductility
  • Brittleness

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