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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-21: A Computer Program for Seismic Analysis of Woodframe Structures (SAWS)
by B. Folz and A. Filiatrault; 2003; 58 pages.

Abstract:

A specialized computer platform for the nonlinear seismic analysis of woodframe buildings. Compiled to run on a Windows operating system.

Table of Contents:

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SCOPE OF RESEARCH

REPORT LAYOUT

PART 1: NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF WOODFRAME BUILDINGS - MODEL FORMULATION

1-1. INTRODUCTION

1-2. NUMERICAL MODEL FORMULATION
-- 1-2.1. Structural Configuration of Building Model
-- 1-2.2. Kinematic Assumptions for Building Model
-- 1-2.3. Load Vector and Stiffness Matrix Formulation
-- 1-2.4. SDOF Hysteretic Model of Wood Shear Walls

1-3. GOVERNING EQUATIONS AND SOLUTION STRATEGIES
-- 1-3.1. Dynamic Analysis
-- 1-3.2. Pushover Analysis

1-4. CONCLUDING REMARKS

1-5. REFERENCES FOR PART

PART 2: NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF WOODFRAME BUILDINGS - MODEL IMPLEMENTATION AND VERIFICATION

2-1. INTRODUCTION

2-2. CUREE-CALTECH WOODFRAME PROJECT TEST STRUCTURE
-- 2-2.1. Description of the Task 1.1.1 Test Structure
-- 2-2.2. Description of the Task 1.1.1 Phase 9 & 10 Testing

2-3. SAWS MODEL IMPLEMENTATION
-- 2-3.1. SAWS Model of the Phase 9 Test Structure
-- 2-3.2. SAWS Model of the Phase 10 Test Structure

2-4. SAWS MODEL VERIFICATION
-- 2-4.1. SAWS Model Prediction of the Phase 9 Test Structure
-- 2-4.2. SAWS Model Prediction of the Phase 10 Test Structure

2-5. CONCLUDING REMARKS

2-6. REFERENCES FOR PART 2

PART 3: SAWS PROGRAM USER MANUAL

3-1. INTRODUCTION

3-2. SAWS PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS

3-3. SAWS DATA FILE - GENERAL INPUT PROCEDURES
-- 3-3.1. Data Format
-- 3-3.2. Consistent Units
-- 3-3.3. Numbering of Components
-- 3-3.4. Overview of the Data Input for SAWS

3-4. SAWS DATA FILE - INSTRUCTIONS
-- 3-4.1. Title for the Analysis
-- 3-4.2. Analysis Control Parameter
-- 3-4.3. Building Configuration
-- 3-4.4. Diaphragm Properties
-- 3-4.5. Discrete Masses
-- 3-4.6. Specification of Walls Aligned Parallel to the Global X-Axis
-- 3-4.7. Specification of Walls Aligned Parallel to the Global Y-Axis
-- 3-4.8. Viscous Damping Parameters
-- 3-4.9. Time Integration and Input Ground Acceleration Parameters
-- 3-4.10 Input ground Acceleration Record
-- 3-4.11. Pushover Analysis Parameters

3-5. SAWS EXECUTION ERRORS AND PROGRAM TERMINATION

3-6. EXAMPLE SAWS DATA FILE AND SUMMARY OUTPUT FILE


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