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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.

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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-13: Cyclic Response of Woodframe Shearwalls: Loading Protocol and Rate of Loading Effects
by K. Gatto, C.-M. Uang, 2002, 231 pages.


Static and dynamic tests on woodframe shearwalls performed with the objective of a comparison of results given by the use of different protocols and loading rates.

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures

Chapter 1 Introduction

Task 1.3.1 of the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project

Chapter 2 Overview of Protocols

ASTM E 72 (1995)
ASTM E 564 (1995)
SPD Protocol (1987)
FCC Protocol (1993)
CEN Short Protocols (1995)
SAC Protocols (1997)
ISO Protocol (1998)
CUREE-Caltech Protocols (2000)
Protocol Characteristics

Chapter 3 Literature Review

Wilcoski (1999)
Dinehart and Shenton (1998)
Karacabeyli and Ceccotti (1998)
Yamaguchi and Minowa (1998)
He, Lam, and Prion (1998)
Ficcadenti, Steiner, Pardoen, and Kazanjy (1998)

Chapter 4 Testing Program

Test Specimens
Materials Testing
Test Matrix
Test Setup
Data Reduction

Chapter 5 Test Results

General Observations
Specific Observations

Chapter 6 Comparison of Results

Nailing Effect
Loading Protocol Effects
Near-fault Effects
Gypsum Wallboard Effect
Dynamic Loading Effect
Stucco Effect
Summary of Response Parameters
Code Deflection Recommendations

Chapter 7 Conclusions

Loading Protocol Effects
Near-fault Protocol Effects
Nailing Effects
Gypsum Wallboard Effect
Dynamic Loading Effect
Stucco Effect
Code Implications
Recommendations for Future Studies


Appendix: Connection Test Plots

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CUREEpub_W-13 PDF 6.0 MB

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