TimberTech

MAIN MODULE

TimberTech Buildings is composed of a main module, whose features are described below, and some additional modules, which can be purchased separately, including the module for the fire design of timber structural members and the module for the automatic printing of the bill of quantities.This is some text inside of a div block.

Graphical User Interface

The 3D graphical interface allows you to quickly and efficiently define the structural model.

3D Viewer and BIM

The 3D Viewer allows the extruded view of the structural members for more control over modeling and BIM technology ensures greater efficiency and productivity.

Timber Material Databases

The physical-mechanical and geometrical properties of the timber construction elements and wooden materials are preloaded in the software. For example you can find the products of the leading manufacturers of CLT panels (Binderholz, Stora Enso, KLH, LENO, Mayr Melnhof, Rubner Holzbau, XLAM Dolomiti, Essepi, Diemme Legno, L.A. COST, Area Legno, Artuso Legnami, Calet, Hasslacher Norica Timber, Holz Albertani).

Connections Database

There are internal databases with the characteristics of the products of the main European manufacturers (Rotho Blass, Wuerth, Simpson StrongTie, Borga Italia, Roofrox). The user can also customize existing connections changing their strength and stiffness.You can choose different types of fasteners: smooth nails, threaded nails, anker nails, staples, screws and fully threaded screws.You can also choose different types of connections: single and double hold-down, punched metal platers for tesnsion forces, timber-to-concrete angle brackets, timber-to-timber angle brackets, punched metal plates for shear forces.

Defining the Wall Properties

The software guides the user in the definition of the geometrical and mechanical properties of the CLT and famed walls.

Defining the Ceiling Properties

The software guides the user in the definition of the geometrical and mechanical properties of the ceilings: joist floors, solid timber floors and CLT floors.

Defining the Connections Properties

The user can define in a simple and intuitive way the connections for shear and tensile forces both for ground floor or upper floors.

Defining the Properties of the Vertical Joints in CLT Walls

The software guides the user in the definition of the geometrical and mechanical properties of the CLT wall vertical joints.

Automatic Generation of Loads

Snow load, wind load and seismic action are automatically generated according to the site where the structure is located and the selected Standard. The user only has to select the parameters that characterize the loads using a specific wizard.

Seismic Analysis

TimberTech Buildings performs the following types of seismic analysis:

The software automatically calculates the wall lateral stiffness also taking into account the contribution of the connections.
  • Equivalent linear static analysis.
  • Modal analysis, very useful to find the various periods at which a structure will naturally resonate.
  • Mode shape can be displayed in a very simple way.
  • Modal linear dynamic (response spectrum) analysis.

Analysis for Vertical Loads and Wind

The software performs the analysis of the whole structure subject to the non-seismic loads (vertical gravitational loads and wind) which are automatically generated for each load combination prescribed by the selected Standard.
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