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CUREE is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of earthquake engineering research, education and implementation.
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Publications: Research Reports: Woodframe Project
CUREE Publications Clearinghouse
Over of the course of the past 25 years, CUREE has produced a number of reports and other publications for the purposes of furthering civil engineering (particularly with earthquake engineering) for the purposed of research, education and implementation. Provided below is an archive of many of these publications, available for free download.

Research Reports
Northridge Meadows Apartment Collapse

CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project

The CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project consisted of coordinated engineering investigations and implementation activities whose objective was to significantly reduce earthquake losses to woodframe construction. The project was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through a grant administered by the California Governors Office of Emergency Services.

[See complete list of Woodframe Project publications.]

W-03: Woodframe Project Testing and Analysis Literature Reviews
edited by A. Filiatrault, 2001, 222 pages.


Element 1 of the CUREE-CALTECH Woodframe Project was devoted to Testing and Analysis, and for almost all
the 23 individual investigations in this Element, a Literature Review task was required. This report compiles
those reviews into a one-volume reference document.

Task 1.1.1 - Shake Table Tests of a Simplified Two-Story Single Family House
D. Fischer, A. Filiatrault, C.-M. Uang, and F. Seible

Task 1.3.1 - Loading Protocol and Loading Rate Effects
K. Gatto and C.-M. Uang

Task 1.3.3 - Dynamic Characteristics of Woodframe Buildings
J. Beck and Camelo

Task - Anchorage of Woodframe Buildings
J. Mahaney and B. Kehoe

Task - Experimental Program to Study Anchorage of Hillside Woodframe Buildings
Y. Xiao and L. Xie

Task 1.4.2 - Preliminary Literature Review of Wood Diaphragms
J. Bott, J. Dolan, and W. Easterling

Task 1.4.3 - Seismic Behavior of Cripple Walls
Y.H. Chai, S. Berton, and S.M. Vukazich

Task 1.4.4 - Shear Walls
G. Pardoen, E. Freund, N. Shah and A. Smith

Task 1.4.6 - Seismic Performance of Gypsum and Stucco Walls
K. McMullin, G. Deierlein, D. Merrick, and J. Osteraas

Task 1.4.7 - Innovative Systems for Seismic Protection of Wood Structures
M. Symans

Task - Effect of Fastener Head Penetration on Sheathing-to-Wood Connections
J. Rabe and F. Fonseca

Task - Inter-Story Shear Transfer in Woodframe Buildings
T. Ryan, K. Fridley, D. Pollock and R. Itani

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CUREEpub_W-03 PDF 7.0 MB

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