CUREE Publications

Provided below is an archive of various CUREE research publications, available for free download.

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SAC Steel Project

The SAC Steel Project was a joint venture of three non-profit organizations: The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), the Applied Technology Council (ATC), and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE). This research was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purpose of reducing the earthquake hazards of steel moment frames structures.


SAC Publications available for free from FEMA

The following SAC publications are available free from FEMA by calling 1-800-480-2520 and ordering using the FEMA document number (from foreign exchanges call 301-497-1873).

FEMA-267: Interim Guidelines: Evaluation, Repair, Modification, and Design of Welded Steel Moment Frame Structures
1995, 215 pages.

FEMA-267A: Interim Guidelines Advisory No. 1 — Supplement to FEMA-267
1997, approx. 100 pages.

FEMA-288: Background Reports on Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Welding, Moment Connections and Frame Systems Behavior
1996, 365 pages.

FEMA-289: Connection Test Summaries
1997, approx. 135 pages.

FEMA-350: Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame Building

FEMA-351: Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame Building

FEMA-352: Rocommended Post-Earthquake Evaluation and Repair Criteria for Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings

FEMA-353: Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance Guidelines for Steel Moment-Frame Construction for Seismic Applications



SAC Background Documents available through NISEE

The SAC Background Document series was developed to disseminate information related to the mission of the Steel Project but were not reviewed as part of the formal report series. The Background Documents are not intended to be used for design or for any specific building project and do not necessarily represent official findings or recommendations of FEMA, the SAC Joint Venture and its organizations, or any other project participants.

The Background Documents were originally distributed by the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE). For pricing and availability, call 510-665-3419 or email to nisee@berkeley.edu.

SAC/BD-96/01: Selected Results from the SAC Phase 1 Beam-Column Connection Pre-Test Analyses
submissions from B. Maison, K. Kasai, and R. Dexter; and A. Ingraffea and G. Deierlein. 1995, 215 pages.

SAC/BD-96/02: Summary Report on SAC Phase 1 - Task 7 Experimental Studies
by C. Roeder (a revised version of this document is published in Report No. SAC 96-01; the original is no longer available).

SAC/BD-96/03: Selected Documents from the U.S.-Japan Workshop on Steel Fracture Issues, June 16-18, 1996.

SAC/BD-96/04: Survey of Computer Programs for the Nonlinear Analysis of Steel Moment Frame Structures.

SAC/BD-97/01: Through-Thickness Properties of Structural Steels
by J. Barsom and S. Korvink.

SAC/BD-97/02: Protocol for Fabrication, Inspection, Testing, and Documentation of Beam-Column Connection Tests and Other Experimental Specimens by P. Clark, K. Frank, H. Krawinkler, and R. Shaw.

SAC/BD-97/01: Through-Thickness Properties of Structural Steels
by J. Barsom and S. Korvink.

SAC/BD-97/02: Protocol for Fabrication, Inspection, Testing, and Documentation of Beam-Column Connection Tests and Other Experimental Specimens by P. Clark, K. Frank, H. Krawinkler, and R. Shaw.

SAC/BD-97/03: Proposed Statistical and Reliability Framework for Comparing and Evaluating Predictive Models for Evaluation and Design by Y.-K. Wen.

SAC/BD-97/04: Development of Ground Motion Time Histories for Phase 2 of the FEMA/SAC Steel Project by. P. Somerville, N. Smith, S. Punyamurthula, and J. Sun.

SAC/BD-97/05: Finite Element Fracture Mechanics Investigation of Welded Beam-Column Connections by W.-M. Chi, G. Deierlein, and A. Ingraffea.



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