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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-24: Seismic Behavior of Base-Level Diaphragm Anchorage of Hillside Woodframe Buildings
by Y. Xiao and L. Xie; 2003; 106 pages.


Studies the behavior of diaphragm-to-foundation connections that are typical in hillside construction, and
compares the efficiency of retrofit measures as recommended in the Los Angeles City ordinance.

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Background
-- 2.1 Characteristics of Hillside Buildings
-- 2.2 Retrofit Ordinance of Los Angeles City
-- 2.3 Review of A Retrofit Example

Chapter 3 Experimental Program
-- 3.1 Specimen Details
-- 3.2 Test Setup
-- 3.3 Instrumentation
-- 3.4 Loading Program

Chapter 4 Experimental Results
-- 4.1 General Observation
-- 4.2 Force-Displacement Responses
-- 4.3 Deformations

Chapter 5 Analytical Study
-- 5.1 General
-- 5.2 Model Building
-- 5.3 Analytical Models
-- 5.4 Analytical Procedures
-- 5.5 Analytical Results and Discussion
-- 5.6 Push-Over Analysis Based on Incremental Linear Procedure
-- 5.7 Comments on Performance Based Design Criteria

Chapter 6 Summary


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CUREEpub_W-24 PDF 7.8 MB

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