Journal article

Load-sharing and redistribution in a one-story woodframe building

PJ Paevere, GC Foliente, B Kasai

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2003

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a series of experiments on a full-scale one-story L-shaped woodframe house. The major objective of the experiments was to collect data for use in the validation of analytical models, and to examine the load redistribution in a nonsymmetrical light-frame structure under lateral loading. In these experiments, the distribution of the reaction forces underneath the walls, and the displaced shape of the house were measured in detail under static and static-cyclic loading. The experimental results have provided the most detailed picture of the reaction forces beneath a nonsymmetrical light-frame structure under lateral loading ever recorded. It was shown that the..

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