Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 3(2), pp. 38 - 42
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2015.030202
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Deformation Monitoring in Korean Traditional Test-bed Hanok in Myongji University

Yeong-Min Kim *
College of Architecture, Myongji University, South Korea


This research performed deformation monitoring for a Korean traditional wooden house called a Hanok to figure out its long-term deformational characteristics and hence, to establish basic data for the maintenance and management of Hanok. The monitored buildings are composed of two different types of Hanok, one is a one-story traditional Hanok built by traditional construction method, and the other is a two-storied, new-styled Hanok built by modernized construction method. The vertical deflection of roof structural members was measured for about two years. The mean vertical deflection of the angle rafter, called Chuneo, which is located on the corner of eaves, is 10.0mm in the traditional Hanok and 1.7mm and 5.7mm both in the new-styled Hanok's 1st and 2nd roof, respectively. The traditional Hanok showed 2~5times more deflection than the new-styled Hanok, and this result can be deduced from the fact that the roof weight of the traditional Hanok is 2~3 times more than that of the new-styled Hanok, so the traditional Hanok showed more long-term deflection than the new-styled Hanok.

Long-term, Deformation, Monitoring, Hanok

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[1] Yeong-Min Kim , "Deformation Monitoring in Korean Traditional Test-bed Hanok in Myongji University," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 38 - 42, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2015.030202.

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Yeong-Min Kim (2015). Deformation Monitoring in Korean Traditional Test-bed Hanok in Myongji University. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 3(2), 38 - 42. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2015.030202.