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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.

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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-14: Anchorage of Woodframe Buildings: Laboratory Testing Report
by J. Mahaney and B. Kehoe, 2002,124 pages.

Abstract:

Studies the cyclic behavior of sill plate-to-foundation anchorage connections for a wide range of anchorage configurations. Develops sill plate connections that do not exhibit brittle type failures.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements
Summary
Table of Contents
Introduction
Task Methodology

Laboratory Tests
- Test Apparatus
- Loading Protocol
- Data Collection and Instrumentation

Material Verification Tests
- Sheathing
- Nails
- Anchor Bolts and Power-Driven Pins
- Wood Framing
- Concrete Foundation

Sill Plate Anchorage Mechanics
- Shearwall Assembly
- Load Transfer

Test Results
- Introduction
- Sill Plate Behavior
- Group 1 Test Results
- Group 2 Test Results
- Group 3 Test Results
- Group 4 Test Results

Discussion
- Target Ultimate Capacities
- Performance Criteria
- Sill Plate Behavior
- Test Results Compared to UBC Allowable
- Failure Modes
- Test Variables

Conclusions

Tentative Recommendations

APPENDIX 1

APPENDIX 2

APPENDIX 3

APPENDIX 4

APPENDIX 5


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CUREEpub_W-14 PDF 3.9 MB

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