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Structural Performance of Woodframe Housing: State-of-the-Art and Research Needs.


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Sadek, F.; Gross, J. L.

CUREe Publication W-01;

Seismic Testing, Analysis and Design of Woodframe Construction. Invitational Workshop. Proceedings. March 1999, Richmond, CA, 121-123 pp, 1999.

Keywords:

wooden structures; housing; structural engineering; floors; roofs

Abstract:

This paper presents the state-of-the-art in development of analytical procedures to predict the structural performance of woodframe houses and identifies areas of needed research. It is found that while significant progress has been made in analytical modeling of shearwalls and diaphragms, only limited progress has been made on the modeling of complete houses and intercomponent connections. Most of these analytical procedures are used primarily as research rather than design tools.