Lessons Learned from Dynamic Tests of Shear Panels

by Edwin Zacher, H.J. Brunnier Associates, United States,
Ralph Gareth Gray, H.J. Brunnier Associates, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


Thirteen 8-ft by 8-ft shear panels and fifteen 16-in by 18-in shear panels were tested dynamically at the Structural Testing Laboratory, Richmond Field Station, University of California, by subjecting them to cyclically reversing deformations. The results indicate the importance of fastener characteristics and installation, the effect of sheathing action and the value of dynamic testing.

Subject Headings: Dynamic tests | Wood structures | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Fastening

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