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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-12: Seismic Modeling of Index Woodframe Buildings
by H. Isoda, B. Folz, and A. Filiatrault, 2002,144 pages.

Abstract:

Develops numerical models for deterministic nonlinear time-history analyses of four index woodframe buildings under various earthquake ground motions. Each index building is designed in detail to represent a typical kind and vintage of residential construction.

Table of Contents:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF SYMBOLS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SCOPE OF RESEARCH
REPORT LAYOUT

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF INDEX BUILDINGS

Small House
Large House
Small Townhouse
Apartment Building

2. MODELING APPROACH

3. MODELING OF INDEX BUILDING 1: SMALL HOUSE

General Description
Description of Construction Variants
-- Characteristics of Poor-Quality Variant
-- Characteristics of Typical-Quality Variant
-- Characteristics of Superior-Quality Variant
Modeling Assumptions
Node Numbering
Elements Description and Location
Hysteretic Parameters for Foundation and Vertical Wall Shear Elements
Properties of Horizontal Floor and Roof Diaphragms
Weight Distribution
Description of RUAUMOKO Data Files
Analysis Examples
Retrofit of Small House: Retrofit Measure No. 1

4. MODELING OF INDEX BUILDING 2: LARGE HOUSE

General Description
Description of Construction Variants
-- Characteristics of Poor-Quality Variant
-- Characteristics of Typical-Quality variant
-- Characteristics of Superior-Quality variant
Modeling Assumptions
Node Numbering
Elements Description and Location
Hysteretic Parameters for Vertical Wall Shear Elements
Properties of Horizontal Floor and Roof Diaphragms
Weight Distribution
Description of RUAUMOKO Data Files
Analysis Examples
Retrofit of Large House: Retrofit Measure No. 2
Retrofit of Large House: Retrofit Measures No. 3 and No. 4

5. MODELING OF INDEX BUILDING 3: TOWNHOUSE

5.1 General Description
5.2 Description of Construction Variants
5.3 Modeling Assumptions
5.4 Node Numbering
5.5 Elements Description and Location
5.6 Hysteretic Parameters for Vertical Wall Shear Elements
5.7 Properties of Horizontal Floor and Roof Diaphragms
5.8 Properties of frame elements
5.9 Weight Distribution
5.10 Description of RUAUMOKO Data Files
5.11 Analysis Examples
5.12 Retrofit of Townhouse Index Building: Retrofit Measure No. 5

6. MODELING OF INDEX BUILDING 4: APARTMENT BUILDING

General Description
Description of Construction Variants
Modeling Assumptions
Node Numbering
Elements Description and Location
Hysteretic Parameters for Vertical Wall Shear Elements
Properties of Horizontal Floor and Roof Diaphragms
Properties of frame elements
Weight Distribution
Description of RUAUMOKO Data Files
Analysis Examples
Retrofit of Apartment Building: Retrofit Measure No.7 and No.8

7. CONCLUSIONS

8. REFERENCES

APPENDIX A – ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS OF SMALL-HOUSE INDEX BUILDING

APPENDIX B – ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS OF LARGE-HOUSE INDEX BUILDING

APPENDIX C – ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS OF TOWNHOUSE INDEX BUILDING

APPENDIX D – ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS OF APARTMENT INDEX BUILDING


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CUREEpub_W-12 PDF 10.3 MB

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