The idea of the present study is to determine the in-plane stiffness and load bearing capacity of timber frame with laminated glass infill which acts as a shear wall and finally to estimate the contribution of such wall to the overall behavior of the entire building. For this reason we conducted an in-plane cycling load-displacement experiment of above mentioned wall system. The shear wall is composed of cross laminated timber frame and heat strengthened laminated glass panels, which are connected just with friction without any adhesives. The consequence of this type of connection is that we get larger displacements at a certain applied load which means higher ductility of the whole wall. On the other hand we get the problem to achieve the serviceability limit state. The comparison of the experimental results obtained for different types of timber frame connection details is made. The numerical simulation using ABAQUS software has also been done which gave us inaccurate results due to the inadequate timber frame connection modeling. The plan for the improvement of numerical modeling is made based on the additional experimental analysis of the timber frame elements connections.
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