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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-19: Seismic Evaluation of an Asymmetric Three-Story Woodframe Building
by K.M. Mosalam, C. Machado, K.-U. Gliniorz, C. Naito, E. Kunzel, and S. Mahin; 2003; 279 pages.

Abstract:

Shake table tests of a full-scale three-story multi-family building with tuck-under parking. The building was designed and constructed to represent 1960’s engineering practice. In addition to testing the original building, a rehabilitated building was tested using a moment-resisting steel frame.

Table of Contents:

PREFACE

ABSTRACT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

LIST OF TABLES

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1. Motivation
1.2. Background
1.3. Objectives
1.4. Phases of Experimentation
1.5. Report Layout

CHAPTER 2: BUILDING DESIGN AND DETAILS

2.1. General
2.2. Building Design
-- 2.2.1. Dead Loads
-- 2.2.2. Base Shear Determination
-- 2.2.3. Wall and Floor Capacities
-- 2.2.4. Prototype Building Basic Characteristics
-- 2.2.5. Test Building Basic Characteristics
-- 2.2.6. Test Building Framing
-- 2.2.7. Comparison between Prototype and Test Buildings
-- 2.2.8. Overturning Issues and Need for Holdowns in the Test Building
-- 2.2.9. Chord Forces
-- 2.2.10. Anchorage to Shake Table
-- 2.2.11. Shear Transfer from Rim Joists to Top Plates
-- 2.2.12. Added Masses to the Test Building
-- 2.2.13. Deviations from Final Design
2.3. Retrofit Using Moment Resisting Steel Frames
-- 2.3.1. Comparison between Prototype and Test Buildings Shearwall Deflections
-- 2.3.2. Retrofit of Back Wall to Prevent Overturning
-- 2.3.3. Shear Transfer along Open Front
-- 2.3.4. Discussion of Moment Resisting Steel Frame
-- 2.3.5. Discussion of Simplified Moment Resisting Steel Frame

CHAPTER 3: BUILDING MATERIALS

3.1. Connectors and Fasteners
-- 3.1.1. Anchors and Holdowns
-- 3.1.2. Nails
-- 3.1.3. Fasteners and Staples of Finishes
3.2. Lumber Grades and Species
-- 3.2.1. Framing
-- 3.2.2. Glue-Laminated Members
-- 3.2.3. Plywood
3.3. Interior Finishing and Windows
3.4. Moisture Contents
3.5. Lath
3.6. Stucco
3.7. Compressive Strength of Foundation and Stucco

CHAPTER 4: CONSTRUCTION AND DYNAMIC EXPERIMATAL PROGRAM

4.1. Construction
4.2. Instrumentation
4.3. Additional Weights
4.4. Dynamic Testing Phases
4.5. Building Demolition

CHAPTER 5: QUASI-STATIC RETROFIT COMPONENT TESTS

5.1. General
5.2. Objectives
5.3. Specimen Details
-- 5.3.1. Moment Frame-to-Header Specimen
-- 5.3.2. Header-to-Diaphragm Specimens
5.4. Test Setups
5.5. Material Properties
5.6. Displacement Protocols
5.7. Moment Frame-to-Header Results
5.8. Diaphragm-to-Header Results
-- 5.8.1. Cyclic Loading Responses and Comparisons
-- 5.8.2. Modes of Failure and Full-Scale Shear Capacity of Diaphragm Connections
5.9. Recommendations from the Quasi-Static Experiments
5.10. Summary

CHAPTER 6: VIBRATION CHARACTERISITCS OF THE TEST BUILDING

6.1. Pull Back Tests during Building Construction
-- 6.1.1. One-Story Longitudinal and Transverse Stiffness
-- 6.1.2. Two-Story Longitudinal and Transverse Stiffness
-- 6.1.3. One-Story Longitudinal and Transverse Frequencies
-- 6.1.4. One-Story Longitudinal and Transverse Damping Ratios
6.2. White Noise Tests
6.3. Shaker Tests
-- 6.3.1. Instrumentation
-- 6.3.2. Analysis of Shaker Test Results
-- 6.3.3. Discussion of the Shaker Results

CHAPTER 7: RESULTS OF DYNAMIC TESTING

7.1. Results of Shake Table Fidelity Tests
7.2. Results of Building Global Deformations and Shears
-- 7.2.1. Results from Phase I
-- 7.2.2. Results from Phase II
-- 7.2.3. Results of Moment Resisting Steel Frame during Phase II
-- 7.2.4. Results from Phase III
-- 7.2.5. Comparisons and Discussions
7.3. Discussion of Behavior and Documentation of Damage
-- 7.3.1. Phase I Observations
-- 7.3.2. Phase II Observations
-- 7.3.3. Phase III Observations
-- 7.3.4. Additional Runs and Final Remarks
7.4. Shear Deformation Results of First Story Transverse Shearwalls
7.5. Results of Load Cells

CHAPTER 8: COMPUTATIONAL MODELING AND COMPARISIONS

8.1. Computational Modeling
-- 8.1.1. Shell Section Properties
-- 8.1.2. Frame Section Properties
-- 8.1.3. Material Properties
-- 8.1.4. Supports
-- 8.1.5. Unit Weights
8.2. Results of Eigen Frequencies
8.3. Results of Time History Analysis
-- 8.3.1. Deformation Time History Comparisons
-- 8.3.2. Internal Forces and Stresses

CHAPTER 9: SUMMARY AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

9.1. Summary
9.2. Concluding Remarks
9.3. Future Extensions

APPENDIX A: DERIVATION OF THE EQUIVALENT COMPOSITE PROPERTIES

REFERENCES


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