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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-25: Testing and Analysis of One-Story and Two-Story Shear Walls Under Cyclic Loading
by G. Pardoen, A. Waltman, R. Kazanjy, E. Freund, and C. Hamilton; 2003; 207 pages.

Abstract:

Complements the separate City of Los Angeles shear wall project; provides a comparison to the behavior of the UCSD two-story house’s shear walls (see W-06), evaluate the hysteretic behavior designed to current code requirements, evaluate the effects of perforations, composite behavior, and aspect ratio.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures

Chapter 1 – Introduction
1.1 – Background
1.2 – Report Organization

Chapter 2 – Literature Review
2.1 – Scope of Review
2.2 – Test Protocol
-- 2.2.1 – Monotonic Loading
-- 2.2.2 – Reversed Cyclic Loading
2.3 – Wide/Narrow Shear Walls
2.4 – Perforated Shear Walls
2.5 – Shear Wall Analyses
2.6 – Shear Wall Design
2.7 – Full-Scale Houses
2.8 – Nailed Connections
2.9 – Framing

Chapter 3 – Experimental Procedures
3.1 – Wood Framing
3.2 – Sheathing and Finishes
-- 3.2.1 – Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
-- 3.2.2 – Gypsum Wallboard (GWB)
-- 3.2.3 – Stucco
-- 3.2.4 – Hardiplank Siding
3.3 – Fasteners
3.4 – Hold-Down Connectors
3.5 – Test Setup and Procedure
3.6 – Test Protocol
-- 3.6.1 – CUREE Test Protocol
-- 3.6.2 – Slow Shake Table Protocol
3.7 – Instrumentation
-- 3.7.1 – Instruments
-- 3.7.2 – Data Sampling
-- 3.7.3 – Data Analysis

Chapter 4 – One-Story Shear Wall Experimental Results
4.1 – Background
4.2 – One-Story, Fully-Sheathed Shear Walls
-- 4.2.1 – Fastener Comparison: Gun-Driven Box Nails vs.Gun-Driven Staples
4.3 – One-Story Shear Walls with Garage Door Opening
-- 4.3.1 – Fastener Comparison: Gun-Driven Box Nails vs. Gun-Driven Common Nails
-- 4.3.2 – Finish Comparison: Stucco, GWB Finish vs. No Finish
-- 4.3.3 – Sheathing, Finish Comparison: Stucco, GWB Finish (No OSB), vs. OSB with No Finish
-- 4.3.4 – Finish Comparison: Stucco, GWB Finish vs. No Finish
4.4 – One-Story Shear Walls with Pedestrian Door Opening
-- 4.4.1 – Fastener Comparison: Stucco, GWB Finish vs. No Finish
-- 4.4.2 – Sheathing, Finish Comparison: Stucco, GWB, HS Finish (No OSB) vs. OSB (No Finish)
-- 4.4.3 – Finish Comparison: Stucco, GWB Finish vs. No Finish
-- 4.4.4 – Hold-Down Fixity Comparison: Tight vs. Loose Bolting of Hold-Downs
4.5 – Summary

Chapter 5 – Two-Story Shear Wall Experimental Results
5.1 – Background
5.2 – Load Application
5.3 – Two-Story Shear Walls
-- 5.3.1 – Fully-Sheathed Shear Wall
-- 5.3.2 – Line 7, West Shear Wall (First Story Pedestrian Door, Second Story Windows)
-- 5.3.3 – Comparison of Fully-Sheathed, Two-Story Shear Wall vs. Line 7, West Shear Wall
5.4 – Observations

Chapter 6 - Conclusions
6.1 – Summary
6.2 – Observations

References

Appendix A – Load / Deformation Graphs of One-Story Shear Walls

Appendix B – Instrumentation

Appendix C – As-Built Drawings

Appendix D – Hold-Down and Anchor Bolt Forces

Appendix E – Post-Test Investigations (Photographs and descriptions are on a separate CD)

Appendix F – Slow Shake Table Test Protocol

Appendix G – Stucco Application Process

Appendix H – Initial Stiffness Calculations for 20 Shear Wall Groups

Appendix I – Load / Deformation Graphs of Two-Story Shear Walls


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