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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-28: Cyclic Response of Shear Transfer Connections Between Shearwalls and Diaphragms in Woodframe Construction
by S. Ficcadenti, E. Freund, G. Pardoen, and R. Kazanjy; 2004; 103 pages.

Abstract:

Connection tests to determine the performance of several diaphragm-to-shear wall connections.

Table of Contents:

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


Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Task 1.4.8.3 of the CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project


Chapter 2 - Test Program

2.1 Overview of Testing
2.2 CUREE-Caltech Standard Displacement Protocol


Chapter 3 - Test Specimens

3.1 Test Matrix
3.2 Diaphragm Construction
3.3 Shearwall Construction
3.4 Shear Transfer Connection Construction


Chapter 4 - Test Setup and Instrumentation

4.1 Test Setup
4.2 Instrumentation


Chapter 5 - Test Results

5.1 Toe Nailed Connections to Parallel Framing
5.2 Toe Nailed Connections to Perpendicular Framing
5.3 Toe Nailed Connections to Perpendicular Framing with Additional Joist Nails
5.4 Framing Clip Connections to Parallel Framing
5.5 Framing Clip Connections to Perpendicular Framing
5.6 Framing Clip Connections to Perpendicular Framing with Additional Joist Nails
5.7 Flange Nailed Connections to Parallel Framing
5.8 Flange Nailed Connections to Perpendicular Framing
5.9 Flange Nailed Connections to Perpendicular Framing with Additional Joist Nails


Chapter 6 - Analysis of Results

6.1 Yielding of Shear Transfer Connections
6.2 Shear transfer Ultimate Strength Displacements and Loads
6.3 Factors of Safety and Allowable Design Values


Chapter 7 - Conclusions

References


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CUREEpub_W-28 PDF 6.0 MB

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