Connectors for Earthquake Resistant Structuresby Karen Colonias, Product Development - Simpson, Strong-Tie Co, Inc., San Leandro, United States,
Abstract: Damage assessments from the past several earthquakes located on the northern, central and southern zones of the San Andreas Fault - Cape Mendocino: April 1992, 7.1; Loma Prieta: October 1989, 7.1; and Yucca Valley: June 1992, 7.4 - have shown the same types of failures to wood frame structures. This paper will focus on typical earthquake failures and the connections needed to help prevent them.
Subject Headings: Wood structures | Structural analysis | Earthquakes | Earthquake resistant structures | Structural reliability | Wood frames | Failure analysis | Damage (structural)
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